Riding the powder: Beginners top tips
Skiing powder should be like skiing on clouds. Soft, untouched snow helps skis glide over the surface; powder, however, can be a daunting prospect for a beginner, but there many who attempt the off piste before they master the techniques. University of Southampton Dry Slope Race Squad skier, Chloe Taylor, who learnt how to ski on her Winter Season 2015/16, shares her top tips for your first time skiing on powder.
Leaning back in your skis to ski powder is a myth that will not produce an easy position to turn both skis. Instead, maintain an upright, central posture and distribute your weight evenly over both skis.
Rather than putting your weight on your outside ski, which is what you would do on the piste, concentrate on bending your knees, flexing your ankles into the turn and straightening as you come out, turning both skis at the same time.
Keep your turn smooth and slow in the beginning, using your poles to mark the way.