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Clendenin Ski Method Book and DVD, Author Signed John Clendenin
Clendenin Ski Method Book and DVD Signed by Author

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John Clendenin Ski Method Book and DVD Signed by Author

Clendenin Ski Method: Four Words for Great Skiing: "The technique based on 4 words DRIFT, CENTER, TOUCH, and TIP and is utilized by Alpine, Telemark, Freestyle, and Extreme skiers as well as our 5- and 85-year old students."

The Clendenin Ski Method book and DVD teach methodology evolved purely from survival. As author, John Clendenin summarizes his reasons for developing his teaching below.

As John Clendenin stated, "When I arrived back in Aspen fourteen years ago I was nearly run over by out-of-control skiers on more than a few occasions on groomed runs. I realized if I were to survive in this mountain paradise, I better get myself and students to the part of the hill where only 20% of skiers go, off-piste. My background as a world champion freestyle mogul skier didn't hurt my quest."

"The next challenge was to develop a teaching system that was simple and functional for every level of skier and would allow students and instructors alike to utilize the same movements to safely ski the whole mountain."

"As my hero and friend Jean-Claude Killy once said: “the way to become a great athlete is to study them” made sense to me. I decided the Clendenin Ski Method would be modeled after the technique all great skiers in all disciplines have used forever."

"In the book we study and share in great detail, the enemy of all skiers, the dreaded stem turn. I call it the skier’s flu. Once cured, most anyone, any age can safely learn to dance on the whole mountain."

"While writing the book I shared drafts with old colleagues whom I humbly say endorse the book: Stein Eriksen, Jonny Mosely, Glen Plake and Aspen legend Cal Cantrel, I thank you."

124 pages. More than 160 photographs.

Clendenin Ski Method DVD: Finding the Love Spot John Clendenin (Producer), John Clendenin (Director)

42 minutes


"Love Spot: n -- 1) the moment of rapture in skiing; 2) a fleeting, edgeless moment in a ski turn experienced by all great skiers and the rest of us, who do not step, stem, or hop into a turn; 3) the spot where becoming begins.

I have to be honest–I stole the Clendenin Ski Method (CSM). The method was taken from watching and studying great skiers like Jean-Claude Killy, Stein Eriksen, Jonny Mosley, Andy Mill, Bode Miller, and Lindsey Vonn. One basic flaw separates most skiers from great skiers.

We may look good on groomed terrain, but as soon as we get into bumps or any place on the mountain that raises the hair on the back of our neck, all hell breaks loose. After a few turns, we start fighting for control and look bad doing it.

The initial focus of the CSM is to correct this flaw at turn initiation. When this instinctive habit is corrected, magic begins. Graduates control speed with aligned bones, skiing is easier, less tiring, and looks a whole lot better.

Our DVD starts with the One-Day Lesson where a couple of boomers go from groomers to black diamond bumps in one enchanting day. You will see the CSM Keys cure their 'flu.' Cured, both start floating through the "Love Spot "–skiing smooth, confident, and controlled in black-diamond bumps.

"One-Day" is followed by six additional segments. Each segment begins with a 2-minute Keys to the Kingdom sequence aired on national television. Each introduction presents a bit of freestyle history with an educational slant. The educational slant is then enhanced with lesson footage creating ownership for the simple CSM Key to the Kingdom, the key to the delightful world of all-mountain skiing.

When we float in the Love Spot, our bones are stacked, we have control, skiing is easier and safer, and we begin to dance in the Kingdom."

John Clendenin Two-Time World Freestyle Champion

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