Skiing powder is simply the best! Once you know how to ski the pow, it will be the only thing you want to do. You’ll start looking at all the weather maps, driving across the states chasing storms, and bringing a snorkel on every trip. You’ll be a full fledged powder hound with an insatiable appetite for the white stuff. So lets get down to it.
Here’s How to Ski Powder
1.) Get yourself some Fatties
First off, you are going to want a wide ski (something around 105mm and up). Rent some fat skis before you go and ski the pow. Your body will thank you later. Bigger ski provide more float in the deep snow and will be easier to maneuver. Babes also love fat shred sticks.
You want to keep you hands out in front of you. Imagine you are reading a newspaper. Keep your feet about a ski boots width apart. Keep a low, balanced position and your chest facing down the slope. Also keep you eyes looking down the slope. It’s ok to lean back some but remember to keep your knees in front of your ankles
When you start going down the slope, push both your feet down into the snow. This will compact the snow and drive you back up to the top of the powder. Make sure to push down with your legs, pushing from your upper body or waist will put too much of your weight forward and cause you to tomahawk down the slope (which can be kind of fun until you have to find your equipment 20 yards up the mountain).
4.) Nice Turns
Don’t hesitate. Stay smooth and pole plant. You don’t want to rush you movements in powder. Think slow and easy. When you bounce back up to the top of the pow, make your turn.
Follow these steps and you’ll be stealing Tad’s girlfriend in no time. Don’t forget to howl like a powder hound the whole way down.