Book your carving course here. Carving originated in skiing through a further development of the "cut turn". You don't drift through the turns like in classic skiing. The turns and curves are made entirely on the steel edges. There are clear tracks in the snow from the edges. A clear distinction from alpine skiing is that the athlete skis without poles and without a racing suit. In the turns, the upper body is not rotated, but the knees are tilted. The best posture is a steady squat with skis wide apart. Carving Cups are held mainly in Switzerland and Italy.
There are special skis for carving. They are shorter than classic alpine skis and have a stronger waist. The wide shovel and wide end provide better stability on the edge during long turns.
What are the types of carving skis?
Depending on their area of use, there is roughly this classification:
+ **Allround Carver:** lighter weight, simpler construction than other carvers, forgives skiing mistakes, is easy to turn with a small to medium radius
+ **Race Carver:** heavy skis with a radius up to ten times the ski length, oriented to the racing skis of giant slalom, designed for high speeds
+ **Slalom Carver:** very agile carvers with a radius of eight times the ski length, nippy and oriented to slalom racing skis
+ **Supercross Carver:** all-round carvers, which are a bit more sporty and can also be skied off-piste
+ **All Mountain Carver:** Suitable for deep snow and off-piste spring snow, with a larger center width for more lift in deep snow and better performance
+ **Fun Carver or Short Carver:** Very short ski with tight turns, also good for beginners
What is the length of carving skis?
There are different models:
+ Allround Carver with 165-180 cm length
+ Race Carver with 170-185 cm length
+ Slalom Carver with 155-170 cm length
Do I need special slopes for carving?
When carving, you achieve a special speed. In addition, braking over the edges of the skis is not a given. For safety reasons, carving is therefore mostly practiced on particularly wide and clear slopes.
Which carving ski is suitable for beginners?
For beginners, ski models of all-round carvers are suitable. Beginners tend to ski slowly on the slopes for the first few turns. For this purpose, Allround Carvers were developed as so-called Easy Carvers or Fun Carvers. These skis are easy to control even when making mistakes. In addition, they are particularly easy to turn in the turn. With Easy Carver skis, inexperienced skiers retain better control over the skis.