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Understanding the skier’s goals

BEFORE YOU WATCH THE VIDEO…… Goal Setting For Skiers Following last month’s article about focusing on overcoming our limitations, this month we take a look at a single skier and see what we can do as coaches to help the skier. We need to look at the skier and search equally as hard for the plus points as well as…

The Jean-Yves Lapeyrère Interviews 2015

Last week I travelled to the pretty Jura region to interview the local Mayor Jean-Yves Lapeyrère who is also the secretary of European Confederation of Outdoor Employers (EC-OE). Jean Yves has been involved in encouraging the free movement of snowsport professionals within the European Union. This interview is in three parts,  in the first part  Jean Yves explains some of the european…

What is ES Academy?

With a passion to provide the latest and most innovative solutions for people learning to ski, our instructors are in fact not just working on your skiing, but are also dedicated to their own professional development. This ski industry is ever changing; new equipment and design innovation enable skiers to learn faster, and to take skiing to unforeseen levels. Many…

Nutrition for Skiing: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is the most popular single vitamin. In sport performance this element can be very useful to help the body holding a high level of performance during a long period of time. It’s main effect is to stimulate the reconstruction of a number of tissues: muscles, bones and cartilagen that are essential to be keept in good health while…

Nutrition for Skiing: Magnesium

Magnesium, an abundant mineral in the body, is naturally present in many foods, often added to other food products and also available as a dietary supplement. This element is a cofactor in more than 300 enzyme systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body, including: protein synthesis, muscle and nerve function, blood glucose control, blood pressure regulation, and PH regulation.…

Up and Down, whats the point?

To help us develop our sport it is important to challenge our beliefs, just because we were taught something when we were kids does it mean we have to teach it now? Up and Down, Flex and Extend,  what are we doing? Working regularly on the beginner slopes i see “Up and Down” being taught, but sometimes i feel its…

ISIA training

Intro to Ski Instructing Course

  This December ES Academy will be running an Intro to Ski Instructing course. The course is for those curious about ski instructing or just wanting a technical course to kick start their winter. Course includes 4 half days of instruction; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday Video feedback using sprongo.com Intro to analysing technique, bio-mechanics, equipment What you will get…