Idaho Mountain Express: When ski teaching shifted from mountain to mind – February 26, 2010

At just about the same time, in 1975, Tim Gallwey, the best-selling author of “The Inner Game of Tennis,” arrived on the ski scene. Gallwey had concluded that the greatest enemy of learning the tennis backhand or serving the ball was a mind cluttered with verbal commands and artificial performance goals. Similarly, he said, the enemy of ski learning was technique. Instead, skiers should learn to focus silently on mental images of how they want to ski and of how a perfect turn feels. He co-authored a best-selling book, “Inner Skiing.”

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