Terrain Based Learning™
Banked Turns

Step 4The Banked Turns

Learn how to steer your gear!

Ski

Start in your Athletic Stance again-  Let the banks do the work, drop in straight, maintain a proper stance and stay balanced over the center of your skis.  Allow the terrain to assist you in making your first few turns.

Steer Your Gear! – As you become comfortable, see if you can steer your skis through the turns. By rotating your legs and feet to turn your skis, see if you can engage a turn without the assistance of the banks.

Ready to move on – Once you feel confident in engaging turns on your own. 

Snowboard

Start in your Athletic Stance again.   Let the banks do the work, drop in straight, maintain a proper stance and stay balanced over the center of your snowboard. Allow the terrain to assist you in making your first few turns.

Steer Your Gear! – As you become comfortable, see if you can steer your board through the turns. By slowly pressuring the heel or toe edges, see if you can engage a turn without the assistance of the banks.

Ready to move on – Once you feel confident in engaging turns on your own.