Powder and Crud

Powder and Crud

Have you ever felt intimidated when skiing with a group of strong skiers and were worried you couldn’t keep up? Well,  here’s a tip to help you conserve your energy and stay with the pack. Don’t let your hips get back like sitting in a chair, because if you do,  your leg muscles are contracted the whole time. Sitting back makes it almost impossible to come up and forward and release your ski. It also makes you more prone to knee injuries. In between turns, you unweight skis and at that moment, you rest your legs. It’s that one second that will help you regenerate your muscles. Make a turn, then release your edges at the end of the turn. Glide or float over the powder, changing your direction. That way, you avoid steering your skis through the powder or crud, which is very tiring. Also, a good pole plant and hands forward will keep you in an athletic position to unweight your skis. So remember, the same unweighting technique you use when skiing the powder and crud will help you stay stronger, longer!

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