First day skiing for the season yesterday at Whiteface. I've skied several times before, but this was the closest I've got to a "real" mountain. My last time skiing was last year at Windham where I skied quite comfortably on the greens. Yesterday I decided to do a few runs on the blues at Whiteface which didn't end up too well. Hurt a few muscles from falling. Anyway, hopefully you guys can give me some tips for next time to avoid any injuries.
The blues at Whiteface were quite steep. I couldn't control my speed. A good amount of the time I initiated a turn, I found myself in the backseat. I don't know the size of my boots have anything to do with this or my posture, but I just couldn't get myself to feel the front of my boots. I think the boots fit snug enough, but I'm not sure. My feet aren't swimming around, but my toes aren't exactly touching the front of the boots. There were a few times where I tried to get on the edge more so I could stop myself, but the front of my skis ended up facing upwards of the mountain, therefore facing backwards. I also found it much harder to make a turn on steep runs. I forced the skis to turn and they weren't carving, more like skidding stops after I forced them to turn.