Forgotten Joy of Ski Ballet
in the golden days of skiing (meaning the seventies) there
was an exciting discipline of Ski Ballet in which skiers danced
to music while moving down the gentle snowy slope.
like Outrigger, Tip Drag and Pole Flip mean a little to freestylers
of today who nail physically challenging stunts in snowboard
parks. Back in the day Ski Ballet was all the rage.
effort to improve the emasculated name of "Ski Ballet,"
a Freestyle Skiing term was introduced. In fact, Ski Ballet
has always been a component of Freestyle although aerialists
and mogul skiers are rarely seen in company of Ski Ballet
peculiar reason Ski Ballet nomenclature has made a full circle
by once again reinventing itself. The new name is "Ski
a lot of fun to watch a strong skier making figure skating
moves on skis. It's a rare sight on the slopes but the video
clip above will give you an idea.
your dancing shoes, er... ski boots and hit the slopes!