Tag: Tethering

He did the one thing I can’t match

He did the one thing I can’t match

Last week I was tethering a sit skier who is close to being able to ski independently. Our green run has one steeper section, so I had one 14 ft tether attached to the centre of the seat. That way I can let him choose and control the turns without help or hindrance from me, but I’m there as an emergency brake if needed. Continue reading “He did the one thing I can’t match”

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Going off Leash

Going off Leash

Skiing is cancelled today due to rain & warm temperatures, so time for a blog. We rarely use the bunny hill with sit skis at the Edelweiss program, it is too full of small children on the days our program runs. So, our sit skier progression is mainly about running a green trial top to bottom repeatedly on tethers. The first run is 99% tetherer controlled with the skier as a passenger, then slowly responsibility for speed control, turn initiation and route planning are transferred to the sit skier. Continue reading “Going off Leash”