Try this variable hockey stop drill to develop touch, which, in this case, refers to your ability to control how much your skis grip and slip. You need grip so that you can feel confident your skis will hold through a skid, and you want slip so your edges don’t bite so hard that you lose momentum or even tumble over. Practice different-length skids at different speeds to develop confidence. As you improve, try these drills down the walls of a halfpipe.
In a classic hockey stop, both skis’ uphill edges stay in contact with the snow. Your outside ski does most of the work, while your inside ski is its shadow. Do a few traditional hockey stops in each direction.