Simplicity lives at the core of great skiing, and discovering and sharing that underlying simplicity is my journey.
In my view, great skiing is grounded in simplicity, and skiing technique is the primary determinant of skiing ability and our potential for fun. The simpler our skiing, the freer we are to savor the moment and revel in memorable experiences, and experience more of what the mountain has to offer. Simple skiing also means efficient skiing---maximum performance for minimum effort, however rigorously we choose to play. And the real bonus: more left over for aprés-ski! The challenge in skiing is discovering its underlying simplicity, which is elusive and oftentimes shrouded in mystery.
My passion is helping you enjoy skiing to its fullest through an ongoing pursuit of what makes skiing as simple as possible, at whatever level of performance you seek. What drives this passion? Mainly feedback like this:
"I had the pleasure of skiing with Ken for 3 full days this season. The first 2 days were in small group lessons and the third day was one-on-one. Anyone who has skied with Ken will know that he has a beautiful fluid style that looks effortless. And anyone who has skied with me will know that I do not. Ken showed me a few simple things, and then some more things to build on those. I won’t claim to have undergone a miraculous transformation overnight, but by the end of those 3 days a transformation was well underway. I was much more poised, confident and balanced. I was also skiing faster (with technique comes speed) and think I looked like a real skier for the first time in my life (at least it felt that way). Ken has given me some basic techniques which are definitely working. I bought a copy of Ken’s book. It’s an amazing little volume. Only 100 pages in length but incredibly information-rich. It can’t be skimmed. I think it should be read in front of a full length mirror with poles in hands. Thanks Ken for some great skiing and hoping to take up where we left off next season."