Chris Oggerino began his ski career as a young kid with a brief racing career in Zurich Switzerland in their Junior League. The experience cemented his love of the sport and provided early opportunities to help others with their skiing. Prior to his adult career in software technology Chris raced NCAA. 17 years ago, Chris began a side career teaching skiing at both Sky Tavern and Mt. Rose where he is currently the Trainer of Instructors. Chris has accomplished certifications as a PSIA instructor including Level 3 Alpine, Level 2 Children, Level 2 Seniors and Level 1 Freestyle certifications. We’re excited to have Chris join our team! He will be coaching Tuesday, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Biste Ski Training Program Starts From August 2023!
Ski specific training that works the fundamentals of balance, strength and functional movement in a FUN outdoor environment. This program helps you to remain active and competitive with ski skills during the summer without the prohibitive cost of glacier training.
The Best way to ski on a Snow Biste simulator is Hovering
The Best way to ski on a Snow Biste simulator is Hovering; skiing on the simulator without the use of the hand-bar. This requires you to be able to proficiently utilize the skills you are taught during your training sessions, into effective functional movement patterns that optimize your ski turns. Hovering is not easy, but the Biste Methodology is designed to bring you to that level. Hovering on the simulator, strengthens your ski specific muscles 3X faster than skiing with the Hand-bar. Hovering is the level every racer and athlete with high aspirations should strive for and is the goal if you really want to get better! If you want to ski ANY terrain efficiently and effectively, then you need to learn to Hover. However, if you just want to learn how to ski, get more confidence or a basic ski skill tune-up for safety, then successfully achieving the ability to hover is not necessary.
First Training Session
During your first training session, The Foundational, you’ll be asked what your goals are. If your goal is simply to learn the basics, expect 8 half hour Developmental Sessions. If your goal is to be the best in your group or to be a competitive ski athlete, then expect the journey to take longer. Hovering is not easy as you must develop the understanding, skills and fitness to do it correctly. For the best 12–15-year-old athletes, that takes 8 to 12 sessions. For a physically fit Masters skier able to ski most any terrain, that can take an even longer 12-50 Developmental Sessions. That’s because experienced skiers that aren’t racing World Cup have a lot of bad habits that need to be broken down and rebuilt in the right manner. Everyone is different in how they learn. The Biste Methodology takes that into account by creating the Functional Movement Patterns through skill building drills that build upon one another.
Monthly Ski Training
Monthly ski training packages are available to help you achieve your goals with 2X or 3X per week training sessions. If you don’t have structure in your schedule, there are 8 and 12 pack Developmental sessions that aren’t confined to a monthly 30-day period. Be prepared to schedule your weekly days in advance at your Foundational sessions as the schedule fills up quickly during the months of September through the end of March.
Biste Technologies now offers Snow Biste ski simulators made in the US for sale. Use our business model and start your own Learning Center or Small Business. Support the needs of your local ski community with your training facility our Methodology and support. Now you can offer one on one personalized real-time coaching, refine the skills of a race team or develop your own personal skills using a tool that accelerate your learning carves 5X faster than snow alone.
Kris Buttenberg USSA Masters racer, coach and local business owner, ‘The Snow Biste simulator and Methodology is the fastest, most effective way to change old bad habits in skiing and replace with new proper functional movements that make you a better skier’.
Snow Biste Simulators can vary in size and feature to meet your specific winter sport needs and budget. Our simulators can be used to train Alpine, Nordic and Snowboarding!!! Operating costs are very low enabling you to change the lives of many.
Let’s design one for YOU! Call 775.741-9474 to get started.
Just before the USSA shut down ski racing and all ski areas closed due to the COVID-19 the USSA Masters were able to complete one of the four National ski races in Colorado, a Super G. Kris Buttenberg garnered first place in class!