Bi skiing is a sit ski with 2 skis underneath. This gives the equipment good stability. It is possible to ski with hand held riggers, out riggers attached to the equipment or the instructor steering it down the slope. Depending on assessment it will decide the way it is skied but the overall goal is to be as independent as possible. The instructor will guide you through a lesson progression that will suit your needs. The first lesson will be bucketing where you are steered down the slope by the instructor using your head to initiate the turns. This will then move onto either hand held riggers or fixed riggers to make your skiing more active.
Mono Skiing is a sit ski with one ski underneath. This equipment is to be skied independently. The skier must have enough upper body strength to hold themselves up and move the hand held riggers. A fore and aft movement is generally needed for mono skiing so that you can steer the equipment where you require. It can be independent on tow lifts and chairlifts but an instructor can also assist with this in the learning stages. There is a large variety of mono skis to suit everyone’s needs and your instructor will assess you to make sure you use the correct equipment to fulfil your potential on the slopes.
Stand up skiing is for anyone who does not need to sit down but may needa specialised instructor to assist. This can be with or without the use of equipment to aid the lesson progression. An assessment by the instructor will help to decide the best way for you to ski.A complete assessment by the instructor will mean that this equipment maybe needed and will help your progress on the slopes.
Visually impaired skiers can ski in a variety of ways, including through voice control with or without a head set. Some may be able to use high visjackets to follow the instructor. A beginner lesson will teach independence from the beginning. This will include safety for you and how to put on the equipment.
Three tracking is having three points of contact on the snow. This is usually 2 outriggers and one ski. People who have an amputation below the knee will usually 3 track and above knee may ski with their prosthetic.Four tracking is having four points of contact on the snow. This is usually 2 skis and 2 outriggers. The outriggers give stability and aid with direction for skiers who may have problems with balance or reduced movement. A complete assessment by the instructor will mean that this equipment maybe needed and will help your progress on the slopes.
Adaptive snowboarding refers to a modified version of the sport, with changes in equipment, rules, and technical specifications that enable persons with physical disabilities to participate in both recreational and competitive activities.
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