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Telluride Colorado

Ski Biomechanics Camp

Take your skiing to the next level through body awareness

New for 2019 – Two Biomechanics Camp offerings to choose from:

January 18-21 | March 1-4

Camp sessions are limited to 20 participants. Check back in August for “purchase now” links.

BIOMECHANICS CAMP PACKAGE PRICE

Ski Camp With Lift

$1,600

Ski Camp No Lift

$1,450

 

 

Description

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 more than a decade to improve the quality of ski school instruction. This innovative biomechanics approach is now available to the public through the Ski Biomechanics Camp.

Nature has designed our body to move efficiently. Learn how to apply that concept to your skiing. The camp uses Dr. Hewson’s innovative approach, including video analysis, in-classroom learning, and on-snow application all focused on efficient skiing using our natural functional alignment.

The Telluride Ski School is the first ski school to create a biomechanics camp available to anyone wanting to improve their skiing ability. Open to intermediate to advanced skiers, participants ski in small ability matched groups with a maximum of four students per instructor. Classes are structured toward maximum safety for all participants. Couples are welcome to ski together but teaching techniques will be focused toward the less experienced skier.

The Camp is based out of The Peaks Resort & Spa in the Mountain Village where our classroom sessions and lunches will be held. The Peaks is an excellent ski-in ski-out venue which provides preferred lodging rates for our participants (See Below).

Students benefit from the following:

  • Twelve-year ski instructor training program available to the public
  • Innovative biomechanical approach to alpine skiing
  • Easier skiing through less effort enjoyed in a unique learning experience
  • Experience the value of continuity of instruction over 3 days on-snow
  • Learn "how the body works" using natural functional alignment
  • 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, improved skills and training exercises to check performance after leaving us

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 actions - 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

Ski Camp Sample Schedule

Friday

5:30pm – 7pm: Welcome Reception – Peaks Resort & Spa, Legend Room

  • Meet and Greet: Instructors/Participants
  • Camp Overview, preliminary guest groupings

Saturday/Sunday

8:45am - 9:30am: Classroom – Peaks Resort & Spa, Legend Room

9:30am – Noon:  On-snow training

12:15pm – 1:30pm :  Lunch with Open Discussion on morning topics – Peaks Resort & Spa, Legend Room

1:30pm – 4pm: On-snow training

Monday

8:45am - 9:30am: Classroom – Peaks Resort & Spa, Legend Room

9:30am – 4pm:  On-snow training with lunch on-mountain, restaurant by group preference

5:30pm – 7pm: Closing Reception – Peaks Resort & Spa, Appaloosa Room


Meet the Directors

Dr. Kim Hewson

Orthopedic Surgeon, former Director of Sports Medicine at University of Arizona, Ski School Instructor (19 years) and Staff Trainer


Annie Savath

One of te nation’s first female ski school directors, former Director of Telluride Ski School, Ski School Instructor and Staff Trainer

Fifty plus ski seasons experience in five different countries


Richard Thorpe 

Ski School Instructor and Staff Trainer

Colorado Ski Country - USA Instructor of the Year, 2010

44 years' experience


FOR DETAILED INFORMATION:

Dr. Kim Hewson at kimwal@telluridecolorado.net or call (970) 729-1313

Annie Savath at annie@telluridecolorado.net or call (970) 275-8795


Preferred Lodging

The Peaks Resort & Spa

The Peaks Resort & Spa, located in Telluride’s Mountain Village offers luxury hotel and residential vacation accommodations. Enjoy world-class outdoor adventure, unparalleled views and amenities with a dedicated staff committed to providing genuine care for our guests.

Allow us to Elevate Your Experience in the San Juan Rocky Mountains with breathtaking scenery, mountain wildlife, and ski-in/ski-out access to Telluride Ski Resort. Enjoy the full experience of Telluride whether you are visiting to hike, bike, golf, fish, ski, festival, or relax in the spa.

To secure your reservations please call (855) 420-9027 and reference “Biomechanics Camp” for preferred rates.