: should be interesting. Thanks Max.
These days, mostly groomed black runs are where I go fast, though blues can get you over 50 pretty easily. The blacks are usually less crowded. In the past, I found higher speeds available on the ungroomed but steeper runs, and on ungroomed unmarked steep pitches and old slides on the backside.
Tactics? Well if something seems wrong, slow down first and then figure out what's wrong. What speeds up must slow down, so make sure you have the room to lose that speed you've built up, and think about it before you decide that you really want to go through those bumps at the bottom of the chute at warp 9. Pre-run the course before you bomb it, so you are not surprised by an unexpected unavoidable obstacle. Small movements can have a big effect. Know your equipment and how it will respond. Things happen very fast at speed and you don't have a lot of time to react, that's why I like stiff tight-fitting boots and low base bevels. Know how much you can do and don't try to do more, i.e. you can move over 10 feet and continue down the fall line pretty easily and almost instantly, but there is no way you can make a sharp turn at 60 mph, so don't try.
As I get older, the need to throw them sideways seldom occurs, but I've thrown my SGs sideways at that speed a few times, once or twice in some pretty deep snow too. It's like an emergency braking maneuver in your car or on your motorcycle; if you have to use it a lot your doing something wrong. You can be sure it takes a long distance to stop from 60 no matter what the conditions are. Don't even bother trying; swerve around the obstacle instead. The faster you go the more that boarder who just appeared on the trail seems to be moving in slow motion compared to you and the easier it is to avoid him, as long as there aren't too many. If it's crowded, you just have to slow down, sad but true.