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From Olympic Ski Racer to LSIA Ski Instructor

Written by Ieva Jan (former Lithuanian Alpine Ski Racer and Olympian and LSIA Level 1 Ski Instructor) I have always thought why I chose alpine skiing as my sport knowing that I live in the country that you can easily call flatlands. It was a very bumpy road, but it went from being a skier who goes to ski on holidays to an Olympic skier and now it seems like it was a very normal transition. In 2005 I joined a newly founded ski club in my hometown Vilnius and that’s were I learned to ski in gates. Soon I started expanding my horizons racing around in Europe. At the beginning, it was not easy psychologically and result-wise, but it got better with years passing and experience. What has started as a fun activity with a group of friends, became… Read More »From Olympic Ski Racer to LSIA Ski Instructor

Contemporary Skiing Technique and Teaching

What is your skiing goal, desire or dream? What is the thing you are working on in your own skiing throughout the season? Maybe you are good skiers who ALREADY FOR MANY SEASONS carves white slopes with ease, but nevertheless you are asking yourself a question: “how my skiing can be improved?” and “where I can push it further?” If your answer is “yes”, the following article, in which we will introduce the concept of contemporary skiing defined by Lithuanian Snowsports Instructor Association is intended for you. Contemporary approach to a turn on skis has many features and characteristics, however, the most important of them all is its shape. Our most desired goal while cruising down the hill should be continuous turns in the shape of a letter “S”, rather than those of a letter “Z”. Most basic rule of… Read More »Contemporary Skiing Technique and Teaching

Jiri Nohejl named LSIA Technical Director

Jiri Nohejl is joining the Lithuanian Snowsports Instructors Association (LSIA) as the Technical Director to develop Technical and Teaching Concepts, to design Education System and to manage Digital Strategy. Starting September 1, 2018, Nohejl will support LSIA professional development, maintain a strong international connection and prepare LSIA’s first participation at Interski Congress 2019 in Pamporovo, Bulgaria. “Jiri’s is joining LSIA with proven experience leading education programs, structuring assessment system, developing technical and teaching concepts and managing digital and printed content in the Association of Professional Ski Instructors of the Czech Republic. We are delighted he has decided to take our offer and take on a challenging position of the Technical Director,” said Ieva Urbon, LSIA Executive Director and President. “He is going to be a valuable asset for our organization in the further development of our education system and international… Read More »Jiri Nohejl named LSIA Technical Director