Welcome back to the Next Level Skiing podcast, brought to you by Wagner Skis. Today, I’m chatting with Lorraine Huber, an Australian skier who has made a career off of making skiing look easy. She’s done it all, from big mountain skiing and competitions, to guiding and becoming a mental coach. And she doesn’t just teach the pros; she’s teaching everyone how to find poise and grace out on the slopes amidst all this chaos.
Lorraine is a professional skier from Lech am Arlberg. She is a freeride world champion and is now giving back to the skiing community by becoming a mental coach. She helps skiers become inspired and fall in love with the process.
Listen in as she shares her insights on the mental games that occur on the snow, and how to turn our focus to the process of learning through visualization and meditation. Lorraine also offers suggestions on how we can find our flow state.
[01:30] How Lorraine got started in skiing
[08:10] The transition process of big mountain skiing to mental coach
[12:25] Strategies for quieting your mind
[18:51] Finding your flow state
[25:35] What to focus on: growing and learning the process
[27:59] How to reprogram your brain
[33:15] Internal versus extrinsic motivation
[34:29] What can come to us when we’re in that flow state
[37:27] Lorraine’s skiing buddies and how they helped her
[40:00] A lesson that still resonates with Lorraine
[42:00] Lorraine’s YouTube channel
[42:42] Summary of the big lessons from this episode
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