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"All skiers have one thing in common - they want to improve. And for all the joys and thrills of skiing, this is the most frustrating part - you know you can acheive more, but don't know how to - you have landed on the notorious learning plateau. It is no consolation that even expert skiers experience it. And one ski course can seem like any other, no matter where you go. Many ski courses still use set-piece instruction of one sort or another. You get A, B and C right but sooner or later improvement grinds to a halt.
In the Skiing Clinics we can cure your skiing ills with a more radical approach, showing how you can transform your skiing by building on elementary technical ideas and putting them into practice effectively.
I never cease to be amazed that newcomers to our ski courses - experienced intermediate and advanced skiers - have never heard of one of the most basic concepts of all - the ski will turn you, if you know how to use it. This simple idea is the key to excellence in skiing".
Ali Ross, from the book, Ali Ross Skiing Clinic
"Ali Ross has helped propel hundreds of average skiers, marooned on the infamous intermediate plateau, towards skiing techniques and terrain they never thought they would attain"
Tim Woodward, The Daily Telegraph. More
"If there is a better ski teacher than Ali Ross, I have yet to meet him"
Brian Jackman, The Sunday Times
Ski with a Legend
"Ali Ross has helped tens of thousands of people ski better, over a long career as one of the most famous ski instructors"
James Cove, planetski.eu
For more insights into what we do , see our Aims page where Ali Ross talks about the concepts behind the ski courses. More
The Ski Better DVD previews some of the lessons from an Ali Ross ski course. For more details, see the NEWS page
Ski courses by Ali Ross Skiing Clinics ... the key to skiing improvement.
Alasdair Anderson Ross MBE
Ali Ross Skiing Clinics are delighted to announce that Ali has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours List, for "services to skiing".
The citation simply reads:
Alasdair Anderson Ross, Skiing Instructor for services to Skiing (Ross and Cromarty).
Huge and grateful thanks are due to the instigator of the nomination (we wondered who it was, and now we know!), those who supported it and kept it secret, which of course is the way it should be.
Thanks are also due to all our clients, past and present, who in no small measure are proof that ordinary skiers can become extraordinary performers of the sport, given the right technical insights and help. Without you, this journey would not have been possible.
Meilleurs voeux for 2020!
Ali and Moira
"We would like to congratulate Ali (Alasdair) on his award of an MBE in this New Year's Honours List, for "services to skiing". It was (as I think everyone says when they find out they have been nominated ) a complete surprise when we received the news asking if he would accept the honour. I am sure those of you who have known him and skied with him over his many years of teaching, not just in Ali Ross Skiing Clinics, but predating that as a trainer of young racers and trainee teachers, will agree that it is a thoroughly deserved recognition of his contribution to the technical advancement of the sport and its teaching to the wider skiing public". Moira Ross. Ali Ross Skiing Clinics.
"His contribution can hardly be over-estimated from his involvement with the British Association of Snowsport Instructors in its early years, to his continuing teaching out in the Alps," said the PlanetSKI editor, James Cove.
"He wrote several books and was a TV star back in the day as skiing was taken to the masses. He once told me when I visited him at his home in Scotland that he never wanted to race, run a large ski school or have any other job, just be out on the slopes, one-on-one with his clients helping them become better skiers."
"His style of teaching was revolutionary and he was the fore-runner of many of the techniques now used."
"Legend is an over-used word, but Ali is a skiing legend and the award is highly deserved."
Brian Jackman (The Sunday Times) "So richly deserved. Ali will always be one of my heores."
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