The sitski turns on the slopes by leaning toward the side where you want to go. With flipped ski poles (see associated tip) the user gets a hold in the snow and can back up the slope with the sitski.
It is best to learn how to ride a sitski at ski school. Most people learn how to balance in five lessons. The right pole settings make it possible to relax while riding.
People with reasonably strong arms can do just fine on their own. Quadriplegics ride with high backrest and can even manage the chair lift independently.
Sitski can be rented from Nordic Sitski or Hundfjället in Sälen.
Additional information is available at hem.fyristorg.com/NordicSitski/html-hemsida-2002/index.html (last checked June 2017)
Nordic Sitski, hem.fyristorg.com/NordicSitski/html-hemsida-2002/index.html (last checked June 2017)
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Sitski is appropriate for persons who have good balance when seated, “low spinal injury”, poor or no walking ability or “high injury” and good arm strength.
See also awww.totalskidskolan.se (last checked June 2017)
This tip is from 2007