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Performance Clinics
£119 Midweek
£129 Weekends/Bank Holidays/Winter Midweek (Oct,Nov,Dec)
Our Performance Clinics are intensive sessions which focus on particular aspects of your ski performance to enable you to ski all the mountain with speed and flair. We will work in depth on a tightly defined skiing skill that varies each month. If you are the type of person who feels that "good" isn't good enough, these clinics are for you! If you are looking to develop a broader set of skills for situational skiing skills such as moguls, off piste, carving etc. our Skills Clinics are another option.
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Clinic details

Who are they for?
Performance Clinics are for skiers who are a strong level 7, level 8, 9 or 10 on our ability scale.

Typical Performance clinic
Based on three 90-minute sessions with breaks during the day. Each clinic begins with a brief warm-up so we are ready to ski. During each session we will use a number of drills and exercises to focus in detail of a specific aspect of your ski performance.

Typical timetable
10.00am - 11.30am Session 1
11.30am - 12.00pm Coffee break video analysis
12.00pm - 1.30pm Session 2
1.30pm - 2.30pm Lunch plus video analysis
2.30pm - 4.00pm Session 3 & wrap up

Includes an all day slope pass valid from 10:00am to 4:00pm, ski rental equipment plus video review and feedback.
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Our clinics include:
• Small group sizes
• Individual feedback
• Video analysis
• Ski pass & equipment hire
• Work with the same coaches
• Ski with the same friends
Minimum Numbers
Should a full day group clinic have only one or two people booked on it we will run the course as an extended private session consisting of two 90 minute sessions on the slope with video review during a break in between. We find that with only one or two people a full day with three 90 minute sessions is too intense and counterproductive. Your slope pass will be remain valid for the full day and you can use the remaining time to practice and consolidate the days coaching.

Monthly Training Focus

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APRIL Edging - Working your edges to carve clean arc to arc turns is the pinnacle of on piste skiing. Most people when they think they are carving are not actively piloting the skis and just set an edge. Quality carving needs the skier to be able to constantly adjust the edge angles.
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MAY Inclination & Angulation - Performance skiing requires the skier to get the skis well away from the body and create large edge angles. Inclining into the turn works well at higher speeds and creates a strong "stacked" body position. Angulating, the body is quicker and helps retain balance at lower speeds.
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JUNE Transitions - We will explore initiating your turns by using different types of transitions. Cross over is where we move our centre of mass up and over the skis, a cross under where we let the skis swing under the body as well as a cross through move, getting you to dive down the mountain.
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JULY Steering - We will look at the different ways we can steer our skis by blending together the steering elements of Pressure, Edge and Rotation in different ways.
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AUGUST Balance - In this clinic we will develop your ability to ski with a wide range of dynamic balance, looking at lateral balance and fore/aft balance.
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SEPTEMBER Pressure Control - Applying pressure at the right time and managing it once applied. Instead of an on off switch we will explore changing the range, rate, distribution and duration of forces through the skis. Most people do the opposite of what they should do!
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OCTOBER Timing and Coordination - As performance improves great skiers making increasingly fine adjustments to their skiing, including to their timing and coordination. In this clinic we will challenge these aspects of your skiing to help you raise your performance levels.
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NOVEMBER Separation - Being able to separate what your legs are doing from your upper body is a very useful skill to posses and is key to good mogul and steeps skiing as well as high performance turns on piste.

Reviews

Client reviews of Performance Clinics
If you would like to review an Inside Out Skiing course you've been on please click here.

"Went along to a performance clinic today on pressure control with Inside Out Skiing. Its the first one I've done and have to say it was a fantastic day, learn't a lot and got masses of valuable advice from Rob. The day was well structured allowing for frequent breaks but they weren't wasted time as video footage was used to review what had been covered and areas for improvement. Thanks for a fantastic day! I'm sure I'll be returning!" (George S.) November 2012

"I loved my course on Transitions! I can ski, get down blacks but not stylishly or cleverly and have known for sometime it's some key skills I need to concentrate on which you just won't get at larger group all round lessons. These guys didn't disappoint, they deconstructed my turning to build it up from the start. I won't lie, it's tough physically and mentally but when you feel and see the improvements is a real buzz. Scott was my instructor shadowed by Dave and you couldn't meet two nicer guys who were encouraging and constructive. The video clips at break times were really useful to see your positioning etc. Highly recommended from me! Just choosing the next one to do!" (Lorna M.) August 2012

"Really great session yesterday - Scott! The 'building blocks' clinic should be compulsory for everyone" (Cathy C.) October 2011

"Got back from St Anton last Sunday,  I can’t believe how much my skiing has improved, from caving to short radius turns and I’m even getting the hang of  angulation. A mate reckoned a 50% improvement over last year. I feel I’ve achieved the two goals I set myself when I started with you. Which was to be as good as a mate, I now feel I’m better than him, and to call myself an advanced skier (although you may disagree?). So I’m setting myself a new goal of expert skier!" (Glen C.)2011

"Just wanted to say how much I appreciate the attention to detail, the individual care, the extra mile gone - what on earth time did you get home today, Rob? - and the sheer fun of the performance clinics. Unusually for me, I can actually sense that I am beginning to make some progress, all of which is down to you guys. Thanks!" (Katherine H.) September 2010

"Once again I presented Rob and Scott with the challenge of my idiosyncratic skiing technique and once again they seem to have found a way of improving it for the better! Great confidence boost, and what's more I don't ache or feel worn out" (Paul G.) February 2010

"An excellent day, with very good teaching and very good company. Everyone visibly improved with the drills we worked on, and the video feedback is so good. Although I started off the day skiing (thanks Scott!) like a chalet girl, I was quite pleased with myself by the end. Lots of exercises and stuff to work on - I'd highly recommend a day like this to anyone." (Rachel) August 2009

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