On any slope an edge change requires a movement producing an angular change of lower leg shafts equal to the slope angle plus any additional edge angle for lateral balancing due to momentum, before the skis flatten and release. This release point is leg shafts perpendicular to the slope, not vertical as we would otherwise perceive based upon volume of ski miles on flatter terrain. so on steeps leg shafts travel further thru an arc before edge release is achieved and skis can be re-directed.
On steeps an assertive movement is required to get skis flat (leg shafts perpendicular to slope) for an edge release to allow you to re-direct your skis as much as your chosen line requires. Especially critical for that first, zero momentum turn. Start turn one by extending out and away, diagonally, perpendicular to slope, off uphill ski so that CM moves downhill over feet to flatten skis, and allow you to re-direct them into the falline and start turning.
Once you get some momentum, start your next turn by relaxing that stance foot and leg to start release (of both edge and CM), and extend new outside leg only as CM passes thru that plane "perpendicular" to slope, not before. Extending too soon hangs you uphill against edges and inhibits release until you pole vault up and over the top of them. In bumps, it helps to ski the feet on their line moving the body down the falline across the feet. This works better than trying to move feet uphill and/or out around to the side of the body against the terrain..
Practice skiing faster, high edge, arcs on terrain only as steep as you are comfortable being aggressive. Make very quick, high angle to high angle edge changes by using an aggressive release movement triggered from the feet along with a rapid flexion of legs to laterally release the CM more horizontally or parallel to slope angle. You should feel the down and across sensation you will have flexing and releasing on the steeps. Additionally this will help you get a feel for your leg shafts rapidly tipping over through larger angle arcs to effect an edge release/change.
As you transition to steeper terrain (with out moguls), let go of the carve and re-direct skis more to control speed (enough to stay comfortable) but keeping aggressive with down and across edge release. Work in terrain increments that allow you to maintain accuracy in your movements. If you get defensive, or start thrashing, back off the terrain and get the accuracy back.
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