Powder skiing- mistakes to avoid and drill to follow
Powder snow basically refers to fresh snow that is dry and light. The techniques are different from those in hardpack slopes. Skiers face some basic problems and need basic drill skills to get hold of powder skiing.
Below are listed the common problems and basic drills associated with powder skiing.
Not able to handle skis
This problem occurs due to alignment gap between the two skis. Ensure that both the skis are properly aligned and you do not have any snow crammed between the ski boots and ski bindings.
Not able to negotiate a turn with precision
A common problem skiers face in powder skiing is difficulty in negotiating a turn. One needs to bend both skis while negotiating a bend. Lack of proper training and stiff skis can be a reason for this.
Ski boots and ski binding combination is not appropriate
Ski boots and ski bindings can also be responsible for trouble during skiing. The skis could be lacking in wax or the wax might have been applied improperly. Check the equipment properly before you take the final plunge.
Some people love powder snow skiing. For others this may be a challenge.Below is listed a simple exercise that will enable a person with minimal power skiing skills to develop a firm footing in powder skiing.
The center of gravity must be backwards and over the heels. The upper body needs to be upright, even as you bend lower. The idea is to distribute the weight equally on two feet. As your toes touch the top interior of the ski boots, it means you have gained the proper composure. Maintain the same and practice hard until you develop perfection in this style.
Powder skiing is considered the best form of skiing. Avoid the common mistakes and follow the rules. You will definitely enjoy the ride.