I've already told this one to my Tree Frog friend, but I'll open it up to the crowd here to see what you think.
This is teaching for transfer between mountain biking and skiing bumps.
Since lots of us here ride mountain bikes, it may be more applicable than other sports which not as many people participate in.
Pretend you are cruising along your favorite trail, and on a somewhat flat section, moving at a fairly high rate of speed, you come upon a small (8"?) log across the trail. How do you get over it?
You probably stand up, then, as the front tire gets near the log, you lift the bike, retracting your legs. After the back wheel passes the log, you extend your legs so that the bike comes smoothly back onto the ground without your upper body slamming onto the handlebars.
Now, the same can be used for skiing bumps. If you can find a lone bump on a mild pitch it would work best. Grab a small stick out of the woods and lay it across the top of the bump, a little bit toward the front of the bump. Have the skier traverse the hill and go over the bump, telling them to not let the skis touch the stick. This forces active retraction up the front of the bump and extension after they pass over the stick, giving good ski snow contact on the back of the bump and keeping the upper body smooth.
After doing this, link a few of them together (sticks on the bumps and all) on an easy bump run.
Whadda ya think? Would it work? I thought it up for Tree Frog, but I've never actually used it. I'm dying to try it, but my ski area is now officially closed.
I'm going up to Whiteface in April for 3 days. Maybe I'll try it there.