Originally Posted by HeluvaSkier
Core yes. Knees no. If your knees are sore you're probably skiing with too much knee angulation or you're skiing in the backseat... or both.
Hard snow allows forces to build in a turn that normally crush the surface of soft or brittle snow, so you end up resisting higher forces - thus your body gets more of a workout. You may also find yourself moving inside of the turn and creating higher angles with more upper and lower body separation, so you're moving outside of the range of motion that you're usually accustomed to being in. You may also experience this kind of soreness anytime you're skiing terrain that forces you to move outside of your typical range of motion - it isn't just isolated to carving.
what you said. I was in the process of re-mounting the toe pieces forward after getting smaller boot shells, so the backseat issue (fighting to stay forward) is resolved. I was thinking that the angulation positions have been extreme and the loads pretty massive. Inside the turn
is a concept I imagine would be related to racing type turns and the terminology is unfamiliar, but when facing directly down hill, and the skis arc way the heck outside of my center, and the turn starts way early before the fall line, I feel something super dynamic that is probably what you are saying. yeah, you are correct on all counts, as usual, thanks greg.