Do Kristen Ulmer’s “Ski To Live” Clinics Make You a Better Skier?By Steve Casimiro on March 8th, 2012
Nine years ago Ulmer punted on a pro free skiing career and turned instead to teaching the sport with an unconventional approach through Zen-based clinics called Ski to Live. Wall Street Journal reporter Brigid Mander took the seminar last winter at Alta and was alternately awed by Ulmer’s presence and perplexed by a curriculum that ignores the mechanics of skiing in favor of retraining the membrane. Students skied runs using different “voices” in their heads — the fearful one, the know it all, the angry one. Though skeptical, Mander came around…”The following day, I decided I was really enjoying ski camp.” She didn’t, however, say if it made her a better skier.
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