Jeannie Thoren to Teach Free Women’s Ski Clinic
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The Tyson’s Corner location of Ski Chalet will serve as the setting for a free Women’s Ski Clinic, to be presented by Jeannie Thoren on Friday, October 19. Jeannie Thoren is an entertaining, informative speaker who has spent the past 30 years researching the way women ski. As the industry’s most respected expert on women’s skiing, she has evolved her own “Thoren Theory,” which helps women skiers radically improve their technique through equipment modification. Thoren has been voted one of the most influential skiers by both SKI and SKIING magazines.

A reception with food and drinks will begin at 5:30 p.m. A presentation by Thoren, titled “Women are not small men, they have different equipment needs” will begin at 7 p.m. This presentation will address five main problems facing women skiers: (1) what a properly fitted ski boot feels like, (2) what type and length of ski is best, (3) where bindings should be placed to give the most control over skis, (4) what skills must be worked on to elevate a women’s skiing to the next level, and (5) how to have more fun on the slopes.

“The weakest link in a woman’s skiing is usually her equipment,” explains Thoren. “The companies that manufacture golf clubs, tennis rackets, running shows, and bicycles make special gear for women. Why should women use men’s skis and boots?”

The free event will be open to all women skiers (and their families and friends) in the Washington D.C. region. If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP by calling Ski Chalet at (703) 761-3040, or send e-mail to

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About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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