Originally Posted by KeeTov
A few years ago at a USSA clinic:
GS turns with an edge angle of 60 degrees to the snow= 2 G
Gs turns with an edge angle of 70 degrees to the snow= 3G
Don't know how accurate, but sounds good.
That might be approximately right, but theoretically, the angle of the edge to the snow is irrelevant.
If the angle between vertical and the line through your base of support and center of mass is 60 degrees, the turning force will be 2g's, regardless of the edge angle or slope angle. The total force on your body, including gravity, will be about 2.2 g's.
USSA coaches are great, but I think most of them slept through physics class.