Arlberg technique

noun Arl·berg technique \ ˈär(-ə)l-ˌbərg- , -ˌberk- \
variants: or Arlberg method

Definition of Arlberg technique

:a downhill skiing technique in which the skier employs a pronounced crouch with the weight shifted towards the front and makes turns by shifting the whole body in the direction of the turn
  • Ann was an accomplished skier in the shoulder-rotating Arlberg technique. But after one day with Willy she was converted to the new method.
  • —Willy Schaeffler et al.Sports Illustrated Book of Skiing1957
  • Prior to the introduction of the Arlberg method, skiing was largely viewed as a somewhat laborious way of traveling or touring in the snow.
  • —Bettina HoerlinSteps of Courage2011

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First Known Use of arlberg technique

1935


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