Lindsey Vonn training and application to Telemark racing

Comments by Charlie Dresen, 2012 US Telemark National Champion

Hips square to hill (always facing down the hill) Quiet upper body. Her arms and upper torso are very quiet. No extra movements to throw her off balance

Firm contact with the snow. Compression / extension and always moving down the hill into the next turn

Line – not too straight, not too round. She’s prepared and set up for each turn. Stop the video at :16 seconds. See her line is above the lines in the snow and does not scrub speed at the bottom of the turn.

Her legs are like piston – really pushing and pumping the snow. See :21 – :26 seconds. She really works the skis.

In short this is very simple skiing. And very fast skiing.