The purpose of this research is to improve the skiing techniques of professional skiers during the season by studying various off-season trainings. Subject group consists 5 official demonstrators of the Korean Ski Instructors Federation(3 male skiers and 2 female skiers). The research illustrates, analyzes and interprets training programs currently followed by professional skiers and uses in-depth interviews, training plans of the national ski team, and previous studies as references. As a qualitative research, it employs a case study method to meet the declared objective.
The study has reached the following conclusions.
Weight training, jogging, cycling, and inline skating are favored as off-season training and they are recommended to the general public as well. Majority of the demonstrators who were subjects to this research agrees that inline skating is the best choice among off-season sports. They also encourage going abroad on ski training camps and image training by watching ski videos. Training took place 2 to 3 times a week, as often as 6 times a week at maximum, and lasted 2 to 3 hours each session. Strong will and motivation to carry out the plan is the most important factor that decides the success of off-season training. The importance of systematic training is also emphasized.