Michelle Parker has spent 20 years at the forefront of skiing, pioneering not just a path for women but all skiers, with inspirational fluidity in big terrain. Watch her feet when she skis … it’s like she’s dancing. Her background as a slalom racer has lent her a particular set of skills that enables her to somehow carve a lot while carrying mad speed. Her style is a thing of beauty. The Lake Tahoe native has some incredible insights into channeling our inner warriors, developing our intuition, differentiating between legitimate and illegitimate fears and having the most fun possible on snow.
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1:15 - Skiing fast while arcing turns2:00 - Skiing at age 12:40 - The mountains raised me7:30 - Transferring racing skills to park and then big mountains8:20 - The athletic stance: knees, shins, chest, arms11:00 - Guide school for avalanche education, wilderness first aid, crevasse rescue12:20 - Humility in Alaska13:00 - Visualizing big mountain skiing by watching videos15:30 - Channeling my most courageous self / tapping into the warrior16:15 - The need for multiple personalities in high-performance athletes18:20 - Having no doubts and total confidence19:00 - Using descriptive words to conjure the warrior24:10 - Asking simple questions to test purpose26:20 - Developing intuition28:20 - The best skier on the mountain is the one having the most fun31:45 - Chasing aspirational skiers
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--Next Level Skiing Recorded by Jason Blevins