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Focus on your skis’ tips. Open your stance, press your shins forward, and coax the front of your edge to engage first.
Turning your tips first allows you to grip with your ankles and feet. You can even edge both skis.
Forces at the bottom of the turn will combine to throw more of your weight toward your outside ski (the ski that’s about to become your downhill ski). That’s natural. But try to start turns with both tips. With experience, you can play with the amount of pressure you apply to each foot through the turn.