This video provides ten excellent tricks to dial in your powder skiing.
- Make sure you have the right kind of skis. The should be at least 100mm underfoot.
- Ski dust on crust. Thin powder cover can help you develop your powder skills.
- Skiing Position. When you practice on light powder, think about your stance.
- Skis should be closer together than they are on the slope normally.
- Start out your powder tours on short runs or small sections of powder, where you have the energy to hold your stance and do a good job.
- Practice pumping up and down on a mellow pitch of terrain while going slow. This will help when you move on to turns. Transition to turns with the pump on easy terrain.
- After you practice pumping in the snow, practice turning when the skis are on top of the snowpack.
- Pole Planting. Keep the poles out front. Plant right after finished with turn to rotate around pole into the next turn.
- Turn with the terrain. For example, if you're on top of a roller, take advantage and make a turn.
- Do big turns. This decreases the amount of work you have to do on each turn.
--Jason D. Martin