Harald Harb, President of Harb Ski Systems, posts his thoughts on skiing, ski racing, technique and more.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Skiing new snow is fun and easy. Once you learn the basics of PMTS,
Skiing new snow is easy, right here.
Although this is a black slope, an easy relaxed approach with the right movements are still critical.
Here I'm skiing with a Camp student, in bumps and new snow.
Notice that there are no extra movements with the upper body and legs. The legs are going from side to side, not up and down. Up and down movements in powder or crud create big mistakes and crashes in powder. Flexing with tipping of the legs engages the skis, so they can perform for you. Extending and twisting, doesn't control speed or turn direction. Engaging the skis, putting them on angle to the surface and riding them in a turns, keeps you in balance gives you control.