Last ski season, I had the opportunity to provide the ski instructors at Hoodoo Ski Area in Oregon with a little instruction in Trikke Skki 101.
On the last day of my six days at Hoodoo, I met with the head of the ski school and two instructors. They have Trikke Skkis for rent and wanted to get more folks out on the slopes, especially former skiiers with bad knees, and others not inclined to try skis or snowboard.
I spent an hour with the instructors and showed them things that I had been told when I started out on the Trikke Skki, plus things I’d picked up along the way.
The conditions were great for experienced riders, but for those just starting, the fresh snow made the flat spots slow and we had to walk a bit to reach a steep-enough slope.
We made several trips down the easy green trails and everyone did well. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to go on the steeper trails, but everyone felt confident they could get a beginner off on a good start.
The experience gave me confidence in my training ability, especially when it comes to instructions on how to get on and off the lift, come down the slope under control and come to a complete stop. See ski resorts, it can be done.