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A Non-carvers believe they must redirect or pivot the ski toward the fall line to start every turn. Not so. In a carved turn, the first move is to…

A
Non-carvers believe they must redirect or pivot the ski toward the fall line to start every turn. Not so. In a carved turn, the first move is to begin edging without trying to steer too much.

B The second key is to let your feet move out from under you and to the side. The farther out they go, the more you'll be on edge. Be patient.

B
The second key is to let your feet move out from under you and to the side. The farther out they go, the more you’ll be on edge. Be patient.

C Shaped skis will turn on their own if you allow their sidecut to work for you. Don't flatten your skis and rush through the fall line. Instead,…

C
Shaped skis will turn on their own if you allow their sidecut to work for you. Don’t flatten your skis and rush through the fall line. Instead, imagine showing your ski bases to an audience beside the run. Do this and you’ll be carving on a high edge.

D Keep arcing to come across the hill and slow down. The more pressure that builds against the ski, the more the ski bends and the tighter your turn…

D
Keep arcing to come across the hill and slow down. The more pressure that builds against the ski, the more the ski bends and the tighter your turn becomes. Resist the urge to release the edge and skid at the end of the turn. Instead aim to leave narrow trenches in the snow.