Videos from PSIA-AASI and REI

In this video series produced by REI Co-op, PSIA-AASI National Team member Robin Barnes shares tips on how to get started skiing.

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3 Ways to Stand Up After Falling on Skis

When you’re skiing, you might fall and it’s easy to get up after a fall. In this video, Robin shows you three ways to get back up after a fall.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Stand up with your skis downhill, or below you.
  • Take your time getting up – there is no rush.
  • Use your hands to push yourself up.

10 First Time Skiing and Snowboarding Tips

These simple tips and tricks will help you have fun on your first day. In this video, PSIA-AASI National Team members Amy Gan Bailey and Robin Barnes share their top ten tips for getting started.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Carry your skis or snowboard.
  • Carrying your phone.
  • Keep your googles clean and dry.

How to Make Parallel Turns

Making parallel turns helps you control your speed when skiing. In this video, Robin explains five skills you can use to make parallel turns to get down the slopes.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Shrink your wedge.
  • Use your legs to turn.
  • Round your turns.
  • Release your edges.
  • Transfer your weight to help you turn.

How to Put on Skis

Putting on your gear is the first step to any ski day. In this video, Robin shows you the best way to get your boots and skis on so you’re ready to hit the slopes.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Buckle your boots.
  • Put on your skis.

How to Ski – What You Need to Know for Your First Day

Ready to hit the slopes? In this video, Robin teaches you the basics – from your ski stance to controlling your speed with a wedge and connecting turns down the mountain.

Watch to learn:

  • Using your stance to stay balanced.
  • How to do a basic wedge.
  • Tips for walking uphill with your skis on.
  • How to turn with a wedge.

What to Wear Skiing and Snowboarding

You’ll want to wear the right clothes to keep you warm and dry skiing and snowboarding. In this video, PSIA-AASI National Team members Robin Barnes and Amy Gan Bailey walk you through the best way to dress for the mountain.

Watch to learn how to:

  • Dress for a day on the slopes.
  • Dress with a baselayer, followed by insulation layers, then an outerlayer.

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More Ski Videos

If you are a beginner skier, there is no better way to learn than to take a lesson from a professional instructor. Visit the Take a Lesson page for more tips. Have fun, and see you on the slopes!