I posted this in a thread on the gear section, as it seemed a different technique requireing different gear is used to ski trees. News to me.
Some one want SL performance on groomers and a good ski for trees.
Here's what I posted,
"I really don't have much recent experience in skiing trees, so rather than suggest you get a pair of Kästles or a Volkl with a switch, I will ask my questions and maybe the answers will trigger some good advice.
I don't understand. Is there a different technique used to ski just because trees are present?
It seems to me the difference is that you are on snow that hasn't been treated, groomed, packed down, etcetera, and is therefore softer. What you need is a softer ski for the trees than for the piste.
If you want SL performance on the hard stuff, then you need a fairly stiff ski, like RC4 WC SC, or depending on how low your standards are, RX8 or similar. These would be too stiff for softer deeper snow; for snaking around trees at slow speeds in soft snow you need a soft ski."
Now the question: How is your technique different for skiing trees (ok not skiing trees, but skiing where there are lots of trees).