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Enter each turn balanced, confident and committed, with lots of early edge. Focus on using both edges from the very start.

Enter each turn balanced, confident and committed, with lots of early edge. Focus on using both edges from the very start.

Maintain a relaxed upper-body position. Your hips can stay slightly countered to control your skis' tails. Forces will push more weight onto your…

Maintain a relaxed upper-body position. Your hips can stay slightly countered to control your skis’ tails. Forces will push more weight onto your outside ski, but keep some pressure on the inside ski, too.

Keep your feet apart, and let your outside leg assume a long, strong position. An extended (but not stiff) leg will stand up to the forces trying to…

Keep your feet apart, and let your outside leg assume a long, strong position. An extended (but not stiff) leg will stand up to the forces trying to make that leg collapse or that ski’s edge release.

As you begin a new turn, skip your pole plant. Aim for a smooth, gradual transfer of pressure from one ski to the other as your upper body crosses…

As you begin a new turn, skip your pole plant. Aim for a smooth, gradual transfer of pressure from one ski to the other as your upper body crosses over your skis.