Here's my two cents worth.
Early season, I spend a ton of time skiing on one foot, making turns with my downhill ski.
I really love this drill. It's called the vonGrunigen move, or the weighted release. Basically, you're just weaving down the hill, alternating the foot you're skiing on.
Standing across the hill, skis pointed right.
Lift the uphill, right ski off of the ground - now you're standing on one foot, the downhill, left ski. To turn left, first flatten the left ski and let it slip - you're now heading down hill. To turn left, roll the left ski over onto its little toe, outside edge.
As soon as you start to turn, and you're on your little toe, outside edge, it's time to get ready to make the next turn with your downhill ski.
So, you're coming thru the left turn, standing on your little toe, outside edge. To turn right, set your right ski down and pick up your left, uphill ski. To turn right, it's the same; flatten your downhill, right ski, let it slip downhill, then roll it over onto its little toe edge.
The whole idea is to start a turn on one foot, then finish the turn with the other. Your uphill ski is light while finishing the turn, as you make the "switch" to stand on your downhill ski. Then it's completely off of the ground to make the next turn.
So you just cruise down the hill, alternating the foot you're skiing on.
This drill is guaranteed to break the nasty habit of starting the turn by pushing off of the uphill ski. As you can see, the uphill ski is always off of the ground - you can't push off of it! It also teaches you the important concept of "falling downhill".
For me, skiing on one foot is fun! It gives me something else to do during my ski day.
Whoo! That was a lot of work! I hope this makes sense.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ October 30, 2001 08:21 AM: Message edited 1 time, by SCSA ]</font>