Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
I like especially the embrace the acceleration part.
would you agree that there is min speed for each given slope?
I think we may have an agreement in principal, somethought in common.
If you are carving pure arcs, you are loosing the minimum possible amount of energy and all the elevation is being turned into kinetic energy (speed). Unless you are doing crazy octopus turns all over the hill you will be going faster than slalom skis were designed for by the time you go down a 100 feet in elevation. 1/2 m v^2= mgh or if you prefer, v=sqrt(2gh). 100 feet gives you 55 mph with no loss. Even with wind losses and friction you would be way over 35. The steeper it is the less slope you have to make octopus turns on before you're down 100 feet in vertical.
Of course, of you are skidding the tops of your round turns, it's a different story.