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Frequently-Asked Questions

How safe will I be?

What service are you offering me?

What is Accelerated Ski Learning?

What's the difference between ski instruction and ski coaching?

What will I get from an ASL™ skiing course that I can't get elsewhere?

What kind of skiers are ASL™ skiing courses intended for?

What if I'm not very confident, or think I'm not very good?

 

How safe will I be?

Care will be taken to help ensure your safety in so far as this is possible. However, as a skier who is already beyond beginner status, you should be aware that skiing is a risk sport, partaken of in mountains. It is therefore not possible to guarantee that I, or we, can keep you safe. In any kind of skiing, in any kind of terrain, conditions will vary, and accidents, incidents or worse are always a possibility.
While my, or our, best judgement will always be employed, you must accept that the decision to ski, or to accept any skiing suggestion, is yours alone, and your own judgement and common sense must be employed.
In the event of your deciding that you do not wish to ski a particular slope, or partake in a particular exercise, then whatever alternatives are available at that time to enable you to opt-out, will be explored. There could be a time when no other option is available, and in that event you will be accorded whatever assistance can be offered.

What service are you offering me?

I/We are promising that I/we will provide coaching tuition which will make available to you both mental and physical techniques which when employed and practiced will facilitate both your understanding and practice of skiing. I/we will work with you to help you employ those techniques to the furtherance of your skill as a skier.

What is Accelerated Ski Learning?

A system of learning employing the best coaching principles, aided by additional inputs of Neuro Linquistic Programming, Accelerated Learning principles, Sport Psychology, and Mental Game Planning, all of which are practical psychologies developed for and used by top international performers in many fields.

What's the difference between ski instruction and ski coaching?

The ski instructor's function is different. She is the "sage on the stage", telling you what to do, showing you how she skis, getting you to watch her, and telling you what went wrong. This, usually, in a class of twelve and quite possibly in broken English.

Ski Coaching is the other side of the coin. More individually caring, in smaller groups, in which you and the ski coach agree what is significant for you. The ski coach makes helpful suggestions if necessary, and then helps you through a process of learning how to learn, feeding back to you the things that went right, and between you building successes on successes. Ski Coaching , not ski instruction, is how top performers become such.

What will I get from an ASL™ skiing course that I can't get elsewhere?

Greater understanding of skis and skiing. More permanent ski learning. Faster ski learning. In addition you are likely to obtain a deeper understanding of how you learn best, and to take home with you some simple but incredibly powerful techniques which will materially help you in all the other aspects of your life. You are likely to find previously undiscovered capabilities.

What kind of skiers are ASL™ skiing courses intended for?

ASL™ skiing courses are tailored to, and powerfully effective for all levels of recreational skiers who have got "beyond the ski school". This may be either because you have outgrown ski school teaching or found it unsatisfactory for other reasons. It makes no difference whether you are hesitant or bold, early intermediate or late, already advanced, or even perhaps an aspirant ski teacher. ASL™ ski courses work.

What if I'm not very confident, or think I'm not very good?

Ski coaching, and especially ASL™ ski coaching works for all types of skier. For nervous or apprehensive skiers, or skiers with low skiing self confidence, ASL™ works especially well. It works brilliantly well for skiers who start off with low self expectation, helping to gradually build confidence, and new ways of thinking.

You'll notice I have no pictures of aggressive charging skiers, thirteen feet off the ground with their skis tied in a reef knot, or making such harsh arcs they seem to be skiing on their elbows. There is a reason for this - it's not the way we do it.

Gently, and skiing simply, is best


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