Need a little help here. Just got back from four fabulous days at Jackson Hole! There was alot of powder, but mostly tracked. Skiing in that stuff (or TRYING to ski) I found that if one ski was on tracked snow, it was going fast while the other ski would hit a mound of powder and the weight of it would almost twist that ski around. I tried to make sure both skis were in the tracked stuff and hit the powder heaps together, but that made for a "Start/Stop" effect that nearly sent me over the tips of my skis! I felt like a complete beginner and my legs were killing me. We got 8 inches of new snow one night, and the next day I managed to find some areas that were "untracked." I didn't have any problem with the untracked powder - I tried to keep equal weight on both skis and used slow motions in the snow - I almost felt like I was floating. After two or three runs, that powder was also tracked and I was back to the same "Start-Stop" frustration. Is there a technique for that mashed-potatoes crap, or do the rest of you just go in search of more untracked powder, i.e., in the trees, sides of the trails, etc? It seemed like I saw some people going through that stuff like it wasn't even there? What gives?
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1/24/08 at 10:27am