1) When you're on a traverse and you need to stop because you're tired, confused, need to use your cell phone, need to poop, etc., step completely off the traverse so those behind you can pass. Don't just stand there in the track expecting the whole world to stop while you get it together.
2) When gravity traversing, keep your speed up. This will likely save you a lot of effort having to side-step further down the line. This will also prevent a huge bottleneck with 50 skiers stuck behind you because you're afraid to go any faster than 10 mph. If you can't handle the speed, see #1.
3) Stick to the established traverse. Whatever you do, do not cut lower traverses. This is the absolute worst thing you can do on a pair of skis. If you're doing it because you're tired, see #1. If you're doing it because you want to snake everyone's line, you deserve to get knocked down, have the skis ripped off your feet and thrown over a cliff. Take up bowling.
4) (Nothing really to do with traversing, but a good rule of thumb nonetheless) If you have to side-slip down an entire chute, you probably shouldn't be there in the first place. Side-slipping is not skiing - it's ruining it for others.
Edited by jc-ski - 10/14/15 at 9:20am