A Virginia native, Bradford Jacob serves as the president of EPC Consulting, an agency that works with energy and construction clients. In his leisure time in Virginia, Bradford Jacob enjoys a number of outdoor activities, including skiing.
With an opportunity to enjoy lush, powdery landscapes while jetting downhill, it’s no wonder that skiing is a popular pastime. For those looking to get started, however, there is one fundamental principle to keep in mind in order to stay safe and learn the right way to ski: look ahead instead of looking down.
The most common mistake that beginners make, looking down can quickly lead to serious accidents. If you’re looking down at your skis, you’re not looking ahead, which means you can crash into objects or other people.
Fix your eyes approximately 10 feet in front of you while you keep the tips of your skis in your lower peripheral vision. This way you can see where you’re heading while you’re still keeping an eye on your skis.