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Ski Biomechanics Camp

Take your skiing to the next level through body awareness



January 15th-18th, 2016

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

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.

The Telluride Ski School is the first ski school to create a biomechanics camp available to anyone wanting to improve their skiing ability. The 4-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 detailed information, please contact camp director Dr. Kim Hewson at

On-Snow Training Topics

  • Basic parallel turns, initial personal video analysis
  • Foot and ankle skills - refine ski edge control and improve turning skills
  • 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 snow conditions and terrain
  • PUT IT ALL TOGETHER - dynamic parallel turns, final personal video analysis

Classroom Training Topics

  • Skeletal Analysis - Skeletal anatomy, stance, balance, stacking
  • Foot and ankle mechanics - “it all starts in the feet”
  • Boot structure and alignment - effect on foot/ankle mechanics and stance
  • Hip and knee mechanics
  • Upper-Lower body separation
  • Skill blending in varied snow conditions/terrain - steering, tipping, pressure control
  • ​The Skier's Knee - injury mechanics, pitfalls, prevention

Ski Camp Sample Schedule


Meet and Greet: Instructors/Participants
Camp Overview

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday

8:30am - 9:30am

9:30am - Noon
On-snow training

12:15pm - 2pm
Lunch - Location changes daily

2pm - 4:15pm
On-snow training


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.


Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

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