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Feel your way softly onto your skis' edges. Don't thrust your whole body into the turn. The first turning sensations should be along your foot…

Feel your way softly onto your skis’ edges. Don’t thrust your whole body into the turn. The first turning sensations should be along your foot soles-on the big-toe side of your outside foot and on the little-toe side of your inside foot. Note the pressure in your ankles against the sides of your boot cuff.

Let the tipping of your feet and ankles dictate what happens with the rest of your body. Feel your knees flex, let your hips flow naturally to the…

Let the tipping of your feet and ankles dictate what happens with the rest of your body. Feel your knees flex, let your hips flow naturally to the inside and keep your torso in a relaxed position.

Imagine that the nerve endings in your toes and heels extend toward the tips and tails of your skis as well as along the sides of your feet. Try to…

Imagine that the nerve endings in your toes and heels extend toward the tips and tails of your skis as well as along the sides of your feet. Try to feel the bases of your leg bones pressing into the snow while your extended toes ascend and your skis flex.

What you do with the rest of your body should be a reaction to what you're experiencing in your feet. Your hips keep you strong, your torso keeps you…

What you do with the rest of your body should be a reaction to what you’re experiencing in your feet. Your hips keep you strong, your torso keeps you balanced, your hands stay forward and ready. Suddenly you’ll feel light and supple on your lengthened feet-and better prepared for quicker action.