Why Ski with Steve? The simplest answer is because I want to ski with you. Sure, I fit in days when I “ski for me”, but sharing the pure joy of sliding around on snow with folks like you is what’s kept me skiing and instructing for more than thirty years. Over those years I’ve learned to watch, listen and feel to understand how I can help you get what you want out of each lesson and to achieve your potential on skis.
Your goal might be to enjoy skiing and to get to know the mountain better with your family. It might be gaining confidence and control to move up to more challenging terrain. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to try skiing but have just made it to the mountains, so you are starting from scratch. Maybe you want to learn how to ski bumps, steeps, or powder, or you may be looking for a guide to help you enjoy Telluride. Regardless of your goals, I can take you, your children, and your friends to the runs that fit your level – from green to double black – and we will have an amazing time.
My approach to teaching skiing and/or improving the skills you have is based upon two simple concepts:
- Why skis turn
- How to use your body to turn the skis
These two things are simple to understand and tend not to vary much from person to person. What does differ is how each person hears, sees, thinks, and feels.
To match your unique way of learning and perceiving, I draw from a toolkit I have developed through years of experience. I offer different ways to articulate the same concept, to demonstrate what I am saying, and provide drills to help you feel what I’m talking about.
As I explain, demonstrate, and let you try it, I observe your skiing to see how you respond, and talk with you about what you have heard. My goal is to work with you to find an idea, a concept, or an experience that helps you get what you came to me to learn. I know I’ve succeeded when I see the smile on your face, the joy in your movements, and the glint in your eyes that tells me you’ve discovered your own passion for sliding on snow.
Please Come Ski with Me!
Steve Hindman has been a top instructor for the Telluride Ski School and is on sabbatical for 2022 teaching for European Snowsports In Verbier and Zermatt Switzerland. He is a veteran of the PSIA Nordic Demo Team, and has been a certified ski instructor for over 30 years.