Learn to ski the easy way
With the short ski method
The Short Ski Method starts you on skis that are only 70cm long. We provide you with slightly longer skis each day and after the first few minutes the longer skis feel just like the shorter skis felt. By the end of your three weekend course you ski with normal length skis.
DIRECT PARALLEL TURN
With such short skis you can learn direct parallel turns from the beginning and as you swap each day to slightly longer skis you continue making parallel turns as if nothing had changed.
ANSTEIGENDEN SKILÄNGEN -- GRADUATED LENGTH METHOD
The short skis make possible a more appealing teaching method; you learn by goofing off and playing silly games. This method is based on Martin Puchtler's Ansteigenden Skilängen and Clif Taylor's Graduated Length Method.
TEACHING WITH PARALLEL SKIING'S SHORT SKI METHOD
If you want to learn more about teaching direct parallel turn to beginners with Parallel Skiing's Short Ski Method, you can view our Excerpt from Direct Parallel Instructor's Manual or the German version Ausschnitt aus Direkt Parallel Skilehrer Handbuch or contact Parallel Skiing to order the full paper version (in English or German) with 200 pages and 400 drawings. It costs 15 Euros plus postage.
Plus you can read a technical report on a controlled experiment that proved that beginners learn faster with the short ski method: Proven: Short Ski Method Better than the Standard Ski Teaching Method or the German Version Bewiesen: Kurzskimethode besser als Standard Skilehrmethode.