My Favorite Ski Instruction Videos on YouTube

As a private instructor, I believe that nothing beats a day on the slopes working one on one with an expert, but a lot can be learned and reinforced with a great instructional video.

Elate Media, who also also sells the Ski School app for on-the-slope instruction, has a series of well-produced videos worth watching.  Their 2 to 5 minute videos span from basic to advanced topics.  Each topic is broken down to cover a specific task or technique.  Here are a few of my favorites available on YouTube that address some of the most important principles of alpine skiing.

Intermediate Edging

Edging is one of the "breakthrough" skills that takes an intermediate skier to advanced, giving the skier a sense of confidence and control.


Carving Your Turns

When you learn to carve your skis without skidding, the grace of your form and efficiency of style makes you one of the beautiful skiers on the slopes.  Your skis, the stored potential energy, and the forces of gravity start to work for you, rather than you working against the mountains.


As always, if you have any questions or would like tips on making the most of a ski vacation in Colorado, don't hesitate to email me at - enjoy!


Kevin R Foote

marketing exec | digital evangelist | trend spotter | outdoor enthusiast | x-Google Kevin Foote is an independent advisor and interim executive for private equity & venture capital firms, investors and their portfolio companies. His focus – rapid growth and capital optimization through the transformation of marketing and sales in the face of digital adoption and the changing customer-corporation dynamic. He and his clients expect rapid execution and results. Kevin's career in marketing, advertising, and strategic planning have nurtured his passion for understanding basic human truths and how individuals' beliefs, perceptions, and preferences are formed. He is focused on forging deep relationships and creating partnerships to unlock big ideas and activate brands through the innovative use of digital marketing and technologies. His blog, The Blurred, explores the overlap of our digital and physical lives. In his recent role at Google, Kevin had the privilege of working closely with the leadership of the world's leading creative and media agencies as a digital marketing evangelist. Prior, Kevin served as the Managing Director of Marketing at United Airlines Mileage Plus, the worlds largest frequent flyer program. However, his roots are deep in the digital domain, having worked at several agencies, including Leo Burnett and Digitas, for over a decade. At Digitas, Kevin was the Group Director of Strategy in the Midwest and Global Account Director on major accounts. He has had the privilege of working with great brands including Crate&Barrell, Purina, Energizer, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, P&G, and Microsoft. His career began in strategy consulting, working at both Braxton Associates (Deloitte Consulting) and Parthenon Group. He received his MBA from Kellogg and holds undergraduate degrees from MIT.