Skiing Technique: Winter and Summer
Grass skiing is an excellent addition to traditional alpine skiing as their basic principles are quite similar, particularly for children. This involves maintaining parallel leg and ski positions and striving for clean turns. Grass skiing requires minimal forward and backward motion. However, continuous adjustments are necessary to stay centered on the grass skis.
In grass skiing, active riding and well-timed turns are essential, as skidding into curves isn't possible. Therefore, in the U8-U14 age groups, the techniques used for snow and grass skiing are quite similar, making summer training advantageous for all alpine skiers.
Grasski training with Austria Alpine-B team ladies
The Austrian Alpine B women's team, which completed a week of training in Kaprun during the summer training before the winter of 2017/2018, was also convinced that the grass skis are an interesting addition to the summer training.
Katharina Liensberger was also part of the team, who is already a member of team A and at the end of the 2020 season holds the 6th place in the world slalom tables with 7 FIS points. And I can say that she got on the grass skis and she could do it right away.