I have the opportunity to ski with some ex Canadian world cup skiers (e.g., Felix Belchuk and Jim Read) from time to time. I noticed that sometimes when Felix skis moguls he simply does fast big GS turns and cuts across even large moguls with his upper body remaining quite quiet, and the arc of his turns remains almost constant with what would be expected on smooth snow. I’m not a bad bump skier, and I have a goal this year to learn to ski bumps in the GS style I’ve seen from Felix. So far, what I’ve discovered is that by keeping even pressure on the snow regardless of what the terrain does, I come closer to emulating the master. To do this, my legs have to piston quite quickly, which can be a bit much for a set of 51-year-old legs. It also seems that as the bumps get closer, and occasional pop off of the front/top of one bump to the top/back of the second adds a little style to this, especially when initiating a turn. Finally, speed seems to help, but only to a point for me - there is a point where my legs can't keep up and things get jarring. I've also been trying to progress from smaller and softer to larger bumps. I know will never ski like a World Cup skier, but skiing with these folks certainly helps to improve my skiing and to generate seasonal goals
Any suggestions would be most appreciated!