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  • Powder skiing, it's really the Holy Grail for a lot of recreational skiers.

  • The idea of coming down a perfectly virgin field with snow flying everywhere

  • it's a lot of peoples dreams.

  • But the reality is if you've got a problem coming down a blue run

  • it's going to be amplified when you're off piste.

  • Linking those turns together is really key

  • and not getting too built up physiologically that it's a massively different thing

  • between that and skiing down a piste.

  • Good smooth linking of the turns and a positive flow.

  • It's a lot to do with rhythm.

  • Link the turns together with no hesitation.

  • A good pole plant will help you keep the rhythm going.

  • Remember what we learnt on the piste; no dead spot, no tea break between the turns.

  • There is always something happening.

  • Relax and enjoy it

  • The best way to build confidence skiing powder

  • is on the piste after a fresh snowfall.

  • Start linking the turns down the run with no hesitation.

  • The first few runs will give you a gentle introduction to the feeling of powder.

  • Above all be confident.

  • If you're in a resort when it snows over night

  • make sure you're on the first lift,

  • as it will soon get tracked out.

  • Something to watch out for is trying to throw the skis around far too quickly.

  • You're coming into the turn and you're going to do it all in one big movement.

  • If you put too much weight onto that new ski, the downhill ski, in one go

  • it's going to dig in and you're going to feel like you're thrown over the handlebars.

  • It's got to start nice and smooth, let the skis point downhill

  • and gradually build up that pressure change, nothing is too fast.

  • Let the skis work through this deeper snow. Get that control.

  • Keep the distractions to a minimum

  • No rocks, no trees, a nice simple slope

  • so you can just focus on what you're doing.

  • Skiing powder feels great

  • but if you can get some of these exercises on the piste, a nice smooth fluid turn,

  • good strong pole plant, that's going to go a long way to help you

  • get some of those turns mastered when the snow's a bit deeper.

  • You'll be amazed once you link some turns together

  • how much more self-confidence you have

  • and that's going to go a long way to help you ski off piste.

Powder skiing, it's really the Holy Grail for a lot of recreational skiers.

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How To Ski Powder - Advanced Ski Lesson #6.6

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    ray posted on 2015/06/10
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