How to Ski on Ice.  Tips and techniques about skiing on Ice

If you have never experienced it before,  skiing on Ice is or can be a daunting prospect to say the least.

Suddenly hitting a patch of ice can be a shock.

It can completely throw you.

If you hit the ice as you are part way through a turn, your skis can very easily slide away from you leaving you picking yourself up a bit further down the slope!

When asked how to ski on ice.  A lot of people say things like:

You should try to get grip, try digging the edges of the skis in, Make sure your skis are serviced so that the edges are sharp and the list goes on.

Well, here’s the thing.  Unless you are on top racing skis that have just had the edges newly done.  And unless you are a top racing skier you are wasting your time trying to get any grip on ice.

So back to the question, “How to Ski on Ice”

First of all the thing to do is to accept the fact that you cannot get any grip or dig the edges in etc.

When making your turns try to be submissive.  Keep everything very gradual.  Try not to make sudden movements.

Allow yourself to drift across the ice.

Accept that your turns are going to be over longer distances from top to bottom.

In other words when you start your turn, simply accept the fact that the finish of the turn will be a lot further down the slope than you would normally expect.

Another thing you can do to practice how to ski on ice is to try to flatten the skis off a little.

Apart from simply flattening the skis off this will naturally cause you to have your body weight slightly more down hill.

This will in turn counter act the action of your skis “skating out” from under you.

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