Some Considerations On Why Women Find
Our Courses So Beneficial
The women-folk who have attended B.I.S.C.C./Bobski
courses have, if anything, taken more away from them even
than the men-folk. The transformations wrought in the women's
skiing, have been even more significant. Women who were
on the verge of giving up skiing altogether, changed their
views completely around, and now look forward with eagerness
to the next skiing trip. They feel better about themselves,
and say nicer things to themselves about themselves. It's
true – look up their comments.
Many women skiers have changed their perceptions,
not only about their skiing, and their skiing prospects,
but about their own potential. The changes in thinking which
the women have brought about, with our help, have spread
into far more areas of their lives than merely their skiing.
In many cases their entire outlook on their lives and their
potential has changed.
Some have been kind enough to send us
their comments and we have included them in the "pupil
comments" section of the site. It is interesting
to know that you may benefit from having a look at some
What is it about B.I.S.C.C./Bobski courses that
appeals to women skiers?
has to do with women's approach to life, as much as to sport.
A great many people of both sexes never
really want to change. But some do. A great many men approach
the challenge of change in a confrontational mode, if they
approach it at all, with a great determination to "try harder".
Mens' ways suit men.
Many women find our more psychologically
tranquil, and gently investigative approach more comfortable.
More of the women-folk seem more ready
to agree with us, that "If you always do what you've
always done, you'll always get what you always got; so if
you want something different you have to do something different,
or at least differently". It's no use doing what you
have done up to now, but harder! All that will do is embed
the wrong thing even more deeply.
Our womens' courses are essentially no
different to our other courses – we recap what is already
known, and what you are already capable of, but on very
easy gentle terrain. We then move from the known to the
unknown in small increments, finding the successes that
lead to successes. This is not because "touchy feely"
is somehow in itself desirable, or "soft"; we
take this approach because, man or woman, it works more
rapidly and effectively to get you the kind of skiing you
have always wanted. If being tough and "trying hard"
worked better, we'd do that.
Why understanding skiing aids rapid
Women make much better progress in their
skiing prowess through understanding the why and the how
of skis, and what they do. Once you have confidence in the
fact that skis can be your friends, and are not simply lying
in wait for the moment when they can "get" you, it becomes
much easier to work with them, instead of against them.
On our courses we ensure that you come
to understand skiing. After all, when was the last time
you succeeded at something you didn't understand? This all
helps bring about a more cerebral approach; it stands to
reason that you cannot change what you do until such time
as your thinking around that can be changed. We are confident
we have proved that your thinking will only change as your
beliefs about the subject, and about yourself change.
As we have said on our opening website
page, we have proved that you learn faster when you ski
slower; we have proved that learning curves are steepest
when slopes aren't; and we have proved that over-facing
yourself and being impatient, actually slows down your rate
Those skiers who hurtle past, or flash
through the racing gates, are not super-women, who aren't
like you. They are ordinary women, doing some super things.
They have the same mental and physical make up as you do.
They were once on exactly the same skiing threshold upon
which you are. They learnt a few things, practiced a few
things, built up their confidence, and gradually raised
their sights until they were aiming high.
It's good to know that – if they can
do it, you can do it. You don't have to be young; you don't
have to be super fit; you don't have to be extra tough;
and you don't have to be half-male either. You can be feminine,
any age, any level of current ability, at any point in your
life, and you can make big changes in your skiing and your
enjoyment of skiing.
All you have to do is WANT those changes;
come to BELIEVE you can bring about those changes; and PERSIST
in working (or rather playing) toward them.
Our women's ski courses will help you
bring them about.