Bumps with a guy named Guy … intro to moguls, landing spot

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BUM Guy Heatherington at Whistler - Blackcomb gives us a beginners look at first bumps in the following short video. Guy's line of choice is the front of the bump or top of the bump technique, which is a great way to learn if you're a beginner in...

Foot rotation is a key ingredient to effortless ski turns – please believe me here folks!

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BUM I shall ski with a silent upper body. I shall ski with a silent upper body. I shall ski with a silent upper body! I shall ..... ah! ... oh shite! Guess what happened. My body just went Kablooey! Foot rotation is quite important. Just in case...

Skiing The Bumps! Woof Woof Woof! I Love Me Some Bumps!

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BUM I can 'haz cheezeburgers and bumps! If you love the groomies and you have no interest ever of skiing bumps or moguls then this one is not for you. I would suggest watching Darren's wonderful breakdown of what's involved with the whole bump...

From pizza to parallel . . . smooth transition and rapid progression (Beginner Series)

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BUM Ah, the crux of this. "Who will rid me of this meddlesome priest?" How do I get my students to lose that woebegone pizza and start turning parallel? We all have our own ideas? The we in that last sentence is the we of latent pendency. Ski...

Divine shorts! Warning . . . movement, much movement is required!

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BUM Short turns are hard. No getting around it. It's why you see very few ski instructors practicing short turns on any given day. For goodness sakes in the following film vis short radius skiing you're going to have to wade through about two...

Intermediate lesson – arm position? Very important

TERRANCE GAVAN - SKI BUM Arm position is a mundane topic. I get blank stares when I'm on session and remind instructors and students why it's integral to your ski improvement. "Meh! Who cares? Let's go man!" Actually? It's pretty darn important. So I'm gonna' lay down...

VIDEO POSTS

The best way to examine your skiing is through video demonstrations. Terry is a photographer and videographer and has been involved in the shooting and editing of video in his newspaper work and website building since 2010. If you’d like to discuss shooting video as part of your lesson plan we can certainly discuss that.

The other way we use video in skiing is by watching video of other people skiing. Hopefully we’re watching good skiers. I watch a lot of training videos throughout the year. I find them helpful. My own skiing has improved by utilizing some of the tips and tricks and gems I find online.

I’ll be adding some of my favorites on this page as we motor through the 2018 ski season. Enjoy!