That is an area where many suffer. Just look at the guys in the WC races. Mainly because of being not in balance with the forces they just simply start to slide away. It is not that easy.
Drills with a reference point are the best for that.
Also it may help to start with half turns only and one at the time to get more familiar with those drills. (means to start in the fall line and turn once to the left, once to the right. Watch that you wont cross anyone's path and collide)
hold both hands over infront of you and over the outside ski as you turn-make the switch as you turn
grab the outer side of your boot while you turn with the outer hand. (almost reach toward the back side) Drag your upper body with your arm move towards the outside, don't just bend your knees and bent down. What I mean is that many will try to lean forward only, but you'll need to go sideways. Keep the inner hand up and forward. Have somebody watch you.
Javelin is excellent really, lift the ski rather in the rear, not in the front. you do not have to cross the inner ski with the outer by much.
Draw circles with your poles, meaning reach with your outer pole as far out as possible and touch the snow (draw actual circles in the snow) while your inner hand holds your pole upward/forward.
Hold your poles infront of you apart and up in the sky. Form a "window" and make sure you only look straight down the hill between the poles, never outside of them.
Put your arms together with your poles held up again and "lay" them infront over your outer ski while you turn.
The trick is that it is more difficult to lean over your hips sideways than forward. Forward is no good, it will neutralize it all. if possible, have somebody watch you. try to lift up your inner ski at any given moment in the turn. Just to self check.
I hope that helps.
Originally Posted by geoffda
*Very* interesting example. Thanks! What kind of drills do you recommend for establishing outside ski dominance? I'm asking because this is an area of weakness in my own skiing. As per your example, I find that when I focus on the leg I tend to get better results than when I focus on the hip. The Schlopy drill (or is it Austrian Teapot
) is pretty common in my local race training programs, but it involves pushing on the hip to create the break...