Okay.... I'm hearing Bode K saying the forces are the greatest at the apex and Nolo saying she feels weightless at the apex before the forces kick in.
I'd have to say that I feel neither of these. However, I do agree that the apex is the point at which the skis are pointed straight down the fall line.
I tend to feel weightless in the top third of the turn when I'm on my downhill edges turning downhill, but gravity is also pulling me downhill. That's the closest I'd get to zero lateral G's (other than the actual transition). But the most force is at the bottom third of the turn when we are fighting gravity a bit, just before I start the release into the next turn.
I feel that if I'm skiing well, and applying edge pressure in the top of the turn, I won't have as much force built up at the bottom, and will control my speed and direction much better. When I'm at the apex, I have a moderate amount of pressure built up, and I'm probably pressuring the outside ski more than the inside, since I don't want to wait for the bottom third of the turn to get more pressure to the outside ski.
But getting back to an old thread, my weight distribution is probably 50/50 (maybe that's what Nick is trying to say in the article?), but the force of the turn is pressuring the outside ski more.
I'm so confused.