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The Last Plateau: Turn Anytime, Anywhere (Skiing)

If you’re comfortable skiing the whole mountain, you probably know how to scope out smart descent lines and how to turn in the most logical places. But maybe, occasionally, you guess. Shopping for turns puts you in a state of mental purgatory that pulls you out of the fall line and kills your rhythm and flow. Great skiers are able to turn anywhere, anytime, even in the illogical places. They carry their upper bodies and, therefore, their momentum down the fall line while their legs do the work of turning their skis. In fall line skiing, especially on narrow trails, you have to separate your body’s upper and lower hemispheres to maintain a consistent rhythm.

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How To Ski Bumps

To get through a maze of moguls, make your legs—and at times even your entire body—both longer and shorter.