Escaping The Intermediate Plateau
Photo: Nick Quinn, Snoworks Instructor with group. ©www.dynamicpictures.co.uk
SKI COURSES DEDICATED TO INTERMEDIATE SKIERS WANTING TO BREAK AWAY FROM THE INTERMEDIATE PLATEAU
Snoworks has built it’s reputation on courses for all-mountain skiing and for many skiers looking at Snoworks courses it may seem daunting. But did you know Snoworks also specialise in courses for intermediate skiers? It’s called All-Terrain for Level 3 and this winter we have 8 week plus specialising in All-Terrain courses for intermediate skiers.
All-Terrain for Blue and Red Run skiers is for skiers making the break from the well groomed Blues & Reds to begin tackling Reds when the conditions begin to become more varied. Ice, slush, fresh snow, bumps and bad visibility. Most intermediate skiers are quite happy skiing red runs that are well groomed with good snow and clear visibility. But it’s when conditions begin to change that things become more challenging. This level is often referred to as the INTERMEDIATE PLATEAU.
For an insight into why the INTERMEDIATE PLATEAU even exists in the first place and how to break away from it read on.
BREAKING AWAY FROM THE INTERMEDIATE PLATEAU
The Intermediate Plateau is the point at which skiers arrive where they no longer appear to improve. Yet it’s really simple to understand why it occurs and it’s really simple to overcome. First of all you need to understand the difference between ‘Open’ and ‘Closed’ sports.
LEARNING THE SKILLS FOR OPEN SKIING
Once you understand the difference between open and closed you then need to learn SKILLS, rather than set movement patterns.
ARE INTERMEDIATES MISSING OUT?
For many intermediate skiers the bit that can make or break their holiday, what actually happens on the snow, the instruction, is left to chance.
A PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
Snoworks skier Fabienne describes how she literally transformed her skiing breaking away from the Intermediate Plateau.