Take our ski slalom masterclass with Olympian Kilian Albrecht

(CNN)Whether you’re going away on your first skiing holiday or looking to brush up on your skills, two-time Olympian Kilian Albrecht is on hand with his slalom masterclass.

Having competed for Austria at the 2002 Olympics and Bulgaria at the 2010 Olympics, the 44-year-old knows a thing or two about skiing at the highest level.
Described as a “dance on snow,” the shortest discipline in alpine skiing has the most number of gates — meaning sharp turns and the highest level of concentration is needed throughout.
    Understandably, slalom usually takes longer than one afternoon to learn … but with the help of Albrecht, you can give it your best shot.
    His three main tips for slaloming down the slopes are:
    1 – Start turning before the gate … it’s much too late to start at the gate.
    2 – It’s essential to be as close to the gate as possible. The pros have no space between their boots and the gates.
    3 – Keep your knees bent, arms forward, and tense your abs to keep your core nice and stable.

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