I often see instructors at my resort having people ski downhill while holding a long pole horizontally in front of them. The instructors seem to try and get them to keep it mostly held so it's always horizontal to downhill.
Anyone know what this drill is meant to teach? I think it's more than keeping the body pointed downhill, from what I could eavesdrop in on :) (and I'm not even sure if it had anything to do with keeping the body pointed down hill).
I'd say I'm an intermediate level skier, I can get down anything on the mountain though it may not exactly be graceful on the harder stuff. I've been looking around for various drills here and elsewhere to try, is why I ask.