MEET YOUR NEW INSTRUCTOR,
APSI Level 3 Instructor
Teaching Since 2014
Two-time Alpine World Championship Racer
Super-G @ Schladming 2013 &
Vail/Beaver Creek 2015
Online ski coach
Global coaching experience
Sam Robertson is one of Australia's most successful alpine racers and has spent more than 40 winters on snow and as athlete, instructor and mountain guide. He is the only skier ever to have achieved a perfect score for free-skiing in a APSI exam.
With the mountains as his backyard - and being the son of an APSI examiner and demo team member - Sam pushed his skiing to the limit from a young age, extending his knowledge of the sport in all aspects: technique, equipment and mentality. He applied his pursuit of excellence to alpine racing, in which he qualified for his first World Championships in Schladming, Austria, at the age of 19.
Next, Sam began to follow in his father’s footsteps by training for his level 1 APSI, where Tom Gellie was his examiner. By the following year Sam passed his level 3 APSI with the first ever perfect score in free-skiing.
Soon after, Sam began competition training again and qualified for another World Championships in Vail/Beaver Creek where he achieved a 36th place in the Super-G at only 21 years old. He credits a portion of this success to working with Tom off snow in a physio and body alignment capacity.
Since then, Sam has been based in Verbier in the winter; focusing on big mountain free riding, alpinism, and film making, and in Stockholm where he studied Digital Media Creative at Hyper Island.
Sam has been selected and trusted as an instructor, guide and/or athlete in some of the most remote mountains in the world, including: The Lofoten Islands, Kamchatka, Valdez, Hokkaido and The Caucasus. Yet he still loves ripping GS turns down the slopes of Thredbo.
6-year Australian Ski Team Member
APSI Level 3
2-time World Alpine Championships Team Member
CAA Avalanche Search and Rescue advanced Certificate
Diploma, Digital Media Creative at Hyper Island, Stockholm
“I have achieved a lot in my skiing, but the most satisfying feeling to me, is helping others achieve that ‘ah-ha’ moment in the slopes. Transferring my knowledge of skiing to those in the Big Picture Skiing community is one of my core passions, and I look forward to help you achieve your goals!”
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Start your journey to becoming the best skier you can be with Big Picture Skiing. Immerse yourself in world class ski education easily consumed via the many videos on every topic you could imagine within skiing. For a fraction of the cost of an on snow lesson learn from one of the worlds top expert ski instructors and a former World Cup Ski Racer - at your own pace. Ask questions using the comments section on any video. Mastering skiing takes patience and the right information. Invest in yourself and your skiing will pay off.
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A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON SKIING
Modern ski instruction still uses old techniques to teach fundamental skills. I’ve taken a different approach that mixes my ski instructing knowledge with what I’ve learnt In my racing career and what I’ve practiced in off-snow body alignment and conditioning work. We’re seeing amazing results through online training that have defied expectations. One Body Prep Immersion client even have amazing improvements after 11 months off snow!
Here are the fundamentals you’ll find at Big Picture Skiing:
SIMPLE EFFECTIVE LANGUAGE
Clear instructions that build effective cues when you ski.
SEE THE BIG PICTURE
Learn from a vast array of lessons, from biomechanics to moguls, warm up exercises to how to carve on black runs, all with the goal of improving your form on the slopes.
KNOW YOUR TOOLS
Gain a deep understanding of your body and your equipment. With better awareness of your body, your equipment will perform to its potential.
THERE'S OTHERS TOO -
Experience coaching, from two of the worlds best instructors.
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