Ski Biomechanics Camp
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
- Skeletal Analysis - Skeletal anatomy, stance, balance, stacking
- Foot and ankle mechanics
- Boot structure and alignment - effect on foot/ankle mechanics and stance
- Hip and knee mechanics
- Upper-Lower boday separation
- Skill blending in varied ski conditions/terrain - steering, tipping, pressure control
- The Skier's Knee - injury mechanics, pitfalls, prevention
Ski Camp Sample Schedule
5pm - 7:30pm
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
8:30am - 9:30am
9:30am - Noon
12:15pm - 1:15pm
1:30pm - 3:45pm
Video analysis, Q&A
Meet the Directors
Dr. Kim Hewson
Orthopedic Surgeon, former Director of Sports Medicine at University of Arizona, Ski School Instructor and Staff Trainer
The nation’s first female ski school director, former Director of Telluride Ski School, Ski School Instructor and Staff Trainer
41 years experience
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.