Freestyle Moguls Head Coach Peter McNiel believes getting the basics right is key to being a good mogul skier.
“When it comes to mogul skiing, I cannot emphasise enough the importance of high quality, fundamental movement patterning in skiing, acrobatics and in physical preparation and strength development activities.
Honing your fundamentals will help you perform strongly in a way that looks good too.
“Mogul skiing is a highly technical and physical sport, that is judged by a panel of judges for technique and quality. Fundamental movement quality is essential for high level execution, both from a pure technical standpoint as well as from an aesthetic standpoint.
“The better you build your fundamental movement skills base in these three areas, the more creative you can become with your skiing and jumping, and ultimately the higher you will extend yourself in the sport.
“Do not be afraid to revisit the basics over and over, no matter how experienced you get as a mogul skier.
“The stronger and wider you build your foundations, the taller you can build your pyramid of skills.”
It’s not all about focusing on the basics. McNiel knows that enjoying the sport is important for success.
“The best mogul skiers in the world got into the sport for the shear excitement and thrill of the sport, so don’t forget to have a good time while you are building your skills.”