Now at 26 6'2" and 230lbs I am wishing I did them more in the past because I am definitely a rough glade skier .
I ski on average 18 days on the east coast 8 of which may have glades open (gore whiteface belleayre ) and about 13 days out west alta whistler and some other places .
I want to change this . I enjoy glades that are pitched at a green trail or easy blue pitch but anything steeper and I take forever to do them (my snowboarder friends probally did the really long glades at gore in about 1/3 of the time I did).
So help me put together a plan of attack to be a better glade skier .
Here's what my current plan of attack is
- drop my weight to 210 (loosing 10% of my weight should make me more nimble in the glades).
- maybe get a better glade ski ? (I have an experience 88 from last year , super 7s or maybe they are charge 7s the orange ones that I decided I can use all mountain after a trip to alta in jan, and volkl tigersharks these don't get much use ), maybe a smaller ski under foot that's more flexible might help me ?
- doing moguls on steeper pitches I figure if I can ski in between them without going over the top that's similar to glade sking
- try and sign up for the glades and glory camp at gore mountain but they only do it 2 times a year and I was at whistler for the previous one and the one coming up I have a bachelor party to goto .
What else should I add to my list ? I am a self taught groomer skier and I did ok as a GS racer in college against people with may more years experience .