Pervasive problems of recreational skiers.
With the season well advanced most of us have had many opportunities to observe, again, a lot of poor skiing, and from those observations we should be able to quickly assemble a List of the Most Pervasive Problems that recreational skiers have in their skiing. When you identify a particular problem please indicate which level of skiing most frequently exhibits most of the problem you identify. By ‘level of skiing’ perhaps we could use the three broad categories of Beginner/novice zone; Intermediate zone; Advanced zone.
Perhaps add a few notes about why this problem exists and the disadvantage it causes the skier.
But for now (to postpone the inevitable lengthy arguments) I suggest leaving out your opinion of the best way to cure or fix the problem. I suggest saving “the cure” or “fixes” or “favorite drills” for the problem to be the subjects of another thread, after the List of Pervasive Problems is completed.
I will start the list with the problem I notice the most:
1. Turn entries. Beginner /novice zone (obviously); also intermediate and advanced. I see many advanced, aggressive, capable skiers on difficult terrain who make amazingly sloppy turn entries, but it serves their purposes, they seem comfortable, and they apparently see no need to change. They expend a lot of energy unnecessarily with their methods of initiating turns.
2. Next problem ????