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Your upper body position should be the most natural one: shoulders level, hands where you can see them, torso facing where you’re going. This stance is crucial to success on ice.
In shorter turns, think of your hips as connected to your upper body. They should face where your torso is pointed—downhill.
As you complete a turn, your hips, like your upper body, should face downhill. A disciplined upper body amplifies all the good things your feet, ankles and legs are doing.
Pole movements should be deliberate, but not so dramatic that they trigger a sudden upward shift that makes your edges release.