Some history here. I'm 59 years old and have been skiing now for over 50 years. I was there when the "Hot Dog" period of skiing hit the slopes. I was part of the scene with alot of other "Rebels" who partied hard and skied harder. We used to take over slopes and certain runs and several of us would just hammer the moguls all day long. Trying to outdo everyone else with the most outrageous run or the stupidest trick. It was a time when ski technology and clothing were taking on radical looks. The neons, the furs the onepiece suits, fartbags as they were. Skis morphed and skiing styles morphed. But for a few of us, moguls were the passion. We seriously skied the same run all day, everyday. Just bumps.
As you can see, moguls have always been my passion. Sure, i've lost a step or two over the years but bumps are still the run I seek out unless it's a powder day, which only delays the inevietable, heading for powder bumps when it gets tracked out. It's upsetting to me when missinformation leads to someone getting bad ideas.
The number one myth is there is no one best way to ski moguls. Good mogul skiing is a multitude of good skiing technique adapted to constantly changing terrain and conditions. You can only master moguls by having a full bag of skiing knowledge, tricks, technique and most of all experience. Books, videos and friends can only help but it really comes down to is raw talent. big balls and lots of trial and error. Just plain doing it.
To me, there is no greater feeling than having just skied that perfect mogul run. You can feel it when it's happening, you can feel it when you hear the hoots from the lift, you can see it and tell it by the size of the smile on my face. It's like that perfect powder run in pristeen untracked snow. Nothing like it.
what's upsetting to me is when someone comes on here and tells everyone their method of skiing moguls is the only way to ski them. Recently, it's SVMM. Which is short for Sun Valley Mogul Method run by a former world mogul champion, Joe Cordeau and his wife. Which by fact is almost indistinguishable from Mogul Logic. Another mogul instruction camp and video instruction outfit. It's all great information that you can use to help you improve your mogul skiing as will taking a lesson at one of Nelson Carmichaels camp in Steamboat or a dozen other Camps around the US and Canada. Fact is, what they're selling is the same method of mogul skiing we've been doing for 30 some years. It's nothing new. Go to Youtube and watch some videos of mogul skiing in the 80's and 90's and you can see what I mean.
The point i'm trying to make is you all need to be aware of information and where it comes from and by whom it arrives and most of all why it arrives. Is it by those who want to help you/ Or, is it by those who would want to profit by your interest in things you are passionate about. I take offense by those who try to market something as their own when in fact they didn't invent that theory or technique. It belongs to all of us who pioneered it. That should always be free. Thankyou