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    Ski Biomechanics Camp

    Call 970.728.7414 for information or email


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    Dates: All camps for the 2013/2014 season have been completed. 2014/2015 dates will be announced in the Fall of 2014.
    Price including lift tickets: TBA
    Price for camp only: TBA

    Participation is limited to 30 students.


    Take your skiing to the next level through body awareness

    Dr. Kim Hewson, Orthopedic Surgeon, former Director of Sports Medicine at University of Arizona, and a lead Telluride Ski School Instructor, has refined a scientific-based biomechanics approach to ski instruction that has been used internally at the Telluride Ski School for the past 10 years to improve the quality of ski school instruction.

    This innovative biomechanics approach is now available to the public through the Ski Biomechanics Camp.

    The Telluride Ski School is the first ski school to create a biomechanics camp available to anyone wanting to improve their skiing ability. The 3-day camp uses Dr. Hewson’s innovative approach, including video analysis, in-classroom learning, and on-snow application all focused on how to use your body as it is designed for skiing efficiency and fluidity.

    For the past 10 years, this biomechanics approach has improved client lesson satisfaction, reduced injury rate and improved overall skiing skills for students.

    Students benefit from the following:

    • Ten year ski instructor tested successful program released to public for first-time
    • Easier skiing enjoyed in a unique learning experience
    • Innovative biomechanical approach to alpine skiing
    • Learn "how the body works" in ski maneuvers
    • Discover how to "stack" your bones so that your muscles do less work
    • Pre and post Camp personal video analysis
    • Come away with special technical knowledge and improved skills

    For information call the Telluride Ski School at 970-728-7414.


    On-Snow Training Topics

    • Basic parallel turns, initial personal video analysis
    • Foot and ankle skills - railroad tracks, pivot slips progressing to short turns
    • Independent leg steering - outside leg rotation, inside leg steering, long leg-short leg
    • Upper-lower Body Separation - "Zone of Separation": inclination, angulation, counter
    • Compare skill blend demands in varied conditions and terrain
    • PUT IT ALL TOGETHER - Dynamic parallel turns, final personal video analysis


    Classroom Training Topics

      Morning Afternoon
    Friday Skeletal Analysis - Skeletal anatomy, stance, balance, stacking

    Foot and ankle mechanics

    Boot structure and alignment: - effect on foot/ankle mechanics and stance

    Saturday Hip and knee mechanics Upper - Lower Body Separation
    Sunday Skill blending in varied ski conditions/terrain - steering, tipping, pressure control "The Skier's Knee" - injury mechanics, pitfalls, prevention


    Ski Camp Schedule AT-A-GLANCE (Example schedule)


    5pm - 7:30pm
    Welcome reception

    Friday, Saturday, Sunday

    8:30am - 9:30am

    9:30am - Noon
    On-snow training

    12:15pm - 1:15pm

    1:30pm - 3:45pm
    On-snow training

    Video analysis, Q&A



    Closing Reception


    Meet the Directors

    Dr. Kim Hewson
    Orthopedic Surgeon, former Director of Sports Medicine at University of Arizona, Ski School Instructor and Staff Trainer

    Annie Savath
    The nation’s first female ski school director, former Director of Telluride Ski School, Ski School Instructor and Staff Trainer
    41 years experience

    Richard Thorpe
    Ski School Instructor and Staff Trainer
    Colorado Ski Country-USA Instructor of the Year 2010
    42 years experience

    All participating instructors have a strong background and expertise in biomechanics.



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    Ski Biomechanics Camp

    US Forest Service Telluride Ski Resort is a world-class Colorado ski resort and summer vacation destination located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colorado. In the summer, golfers and festivarians enjoy a beautiful mountain setting full of exciting activities and high-end amenities. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders have access to over 2,000 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced skiing terrain with a vertical drop of 4,000 feet. Non-stop flights to Telluride Airport (TEX) and Montrose/Telluride Airport (MTJ) are available from major cities throughout the United States and, once you're here, Telluride's free gondola is the main source of transportation - no traffic or long lift lines, and no driving once you've arrived. Experience Telluride - plan your visit today!

    (800) 778-8581 | Telluride Ski Resort, 565 Mountain Village Boulevard, Telluride, Colorado 81435

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