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Help in Powder!

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Thread Starter 
I just spent 5 days in Salt Lake City - Alta, Snowbasin, Solitude, Deer Valley, and Alta again. On Saturday at Snowbasin we had near blizzard conditions (Yahoo!) and about a foot of powder. I've only skied in powder about 3 times and I had watched a video before we left to review the technique (Lito tejada Flores). I felt like I got the turns going O.K., even included the alternate "arm lift" but I couldn't stop! I felt like if I tried a hockey stop I'd end up flying over my skis because of the deep powder. How do you stop? It was GREAT by the way!
post #2 of 8
Make wider turns, eventually turning uphill.

If you need to stop in a hurry, fall!
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I tried turning uphill and I was FLYING UPHILL! I guess I should have turned uphill sooner! I laughed so hard I almost wet my pants!! That was hilarious!:
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Yep, good idea. Or, just make your turns longer and use more of the hill (ski the slow line fast). Powder will naturally slow you down, so the more across the hill you use, the slower you will go.
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Why on earth would you want to stop?
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Strange that you can turn ok but not stop. What type of skis? Like "ice", equipment is half the battle (Metrons work very well on both ). Unlike ice, powder is super easy once you get the hang of it. Amazing fall line skiing on terrain well above your normal ability level is both possible and fun. Powder generally skis fairly slow so unless you're on some super steep chute or skiing through tight trees just let it rip.
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Originally Posted by dewdman42
Why on earth would you want to stop?
post #8 of 8
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Ice Skis

Yes, I have "ice skis" because they work fine on the stuff I normally ski on (Salomon X-Screams). I would like to invest in some powder sticks but for the few times I would use them, renting would probably be more economical. Actually, I was going down quite a steep section, just trying to master the "two-footed" turns and got that pretty well. I really didn't want to stop but I was on the verge of being out of control!! :
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