Basic Edging

Ski Instruction DVD

1 hour 27 minutes


Improve your parallel skiing by refining turn shape and edging skills.

Good edge control skills are what allow us to skilfully navigate down any slope, however and wherever we choose.  When you think of precise turning, think edging skills.  When you want complete control over your speed, think edging skills for that too.  

Basic Edging  teaches highly refined steering, and other basic edge control skills.   In this time of shape skis, and the manic desire to carve, the importance of steering the skis has been somewhat lost in the shadows.  Steering is a means of manually turning the skis that provides  a range of turning and speed management that carving can't match.  It's a ground level edging skill that every skier should possess.  

This DVD will develop your steering skills to a degree that will grant you total command of any slope you ski.  Through an easy to navigate progression of drills you will learn how to turn anyway you want, go anywhere you want, whenever you want, and at any speed you desire.  All via the power of possessing great steering skills.  These skills will help to strongly prepare you for the more advanced edging skills you'll learn latter in the Advanced Edging ski instruction DVD.  

Anyone who has previously learned at least a beginner level parallel will benefit immensely from this learn to ski DVD.    While it's not absolutely necessary, we highly recommend doing our Basic Balance ski instruction DVD as a prerequisite to this ski instructional DVD.  The skills learned in the Basic Balance ski instruction DVD will provide a you with a sense of comfort and confidence on your skis that will make mastering the skills presented in this ski instruction DVD much easier.  

This ski instructional DVD is also highly recommended to anyone who may have fast tracked their skiing to carving, and in the process may have left some holes in their edging skill base.  Those holes need to be filled before true expert skiing ability can be realized.  

Ski instructors will find the extensive range of skill development and base building we do at the steering level a refreshing and enlightening study in this age of rushing to the carved turn.

Basic Edging DVD


2 Pack with

Basic Balance DVD


Some of our students have wanted to take summaries of the DVDs to the hill. So now we are making drill cards available for the Building Blocks DVDs. Laminated pocket sized cards with summary of the drill, hints, cautions and variations. One drill per side. Two per card. Take just the drills you want to work on, to the ski hill with you, in your pocket.

Drill Cards for Basic Edging $19.95

Complete Building Blocks Program

6 DVD pack


These Basic Skills DVDs represent the core skills that are presented in the Building Blocks Instructional Series. They are not a beginner skill set.  These skills will help most skiers from intermediate to advanced to progress to a higher level, and is where most people's Building Blocks training should start.

If you're skiing has reached a 'plateau', one you've been stuck on for some time, then you're probably missing some of the basic skills required to take your skiing to the next level.  These DVDs will help you identify and develop those missing skills.  They'll help you to finally break free from the "Intermediate Plateau, and begin your journey to expert skiing.