The Method

As a two-time World Freestyle Champion, John Clendenin has a long history in bump and mogul skiing. Originally he found his niche in the amazing mogul fields that abound on Aspen Mountain. As his clientele grew, Clendenin discovered a couple things. 1) His clients are primarily baby boomers and 2) baby boomers’ interests go beyond just bump skiing. Baby boomers wanted to expand their ability and find a safe way to ski the whole mountain – to ski all the terrain in all conditions in control. John developed the Clendenin Ski Method to accommodate mature skiers and produced a method that establishes sound fundamentals of safety and speed control on groomed terrain first. These same fundamentals are the foundation for control, style, and safety in the bumps and moguls. With the Clendenin Ski Method emphasis on safety the Clendenin Ski Method focus turns to the secrets of speed management – once learned these simple fundamentals translate to all-mountain skiing. Ultimately, his passion remains providing his students with the skills to ski safely, in control, and with less fatigue, in all terrain including the bumps and moguls. John’s passion for sharing this technique has lead to the publication of his first book, “Clendenin Ski Method: Four Words for Great Skiing” and video the Ski in the Kingdom TV segments that have aired nationally on RSN, Plum TV, and Egan Entertainment.

I wanted to tell you that skiing with you in your mogul academy was one of my best days ever on the slopes. The Clendenin Ski Method is truly a simple, yet highly effective tool that will catapult anyone’s skiing to the next level. Anyone, at any level or age looking to gain invaluable skills to master bumps, crud, powder and more should look no further than the Clendenin method.

Ron Contarino, January 29, 2009

While the majority of Clendenin Ski Method clients continue to be baby boomers, the Clendenin Ski Method attracts skiers of all ages and abilities. John’s Aspen specialty program, the Clendenin Bump School, is the longest lasting bump specialty program in the Ski and Snowboard Schools of Aspen. Not only useful in moguls and bumps, the Clendenin Ski Method is applicable in all off-piste, steep and deep, but also on all groomed terrain. One of our clients keeps coming back because she wants “to ski in control and ski beautifully.”