Sometimes a mountain’s most interesting terrain is hidden in plain sight. You pass right by it on your way to trails marked on your map. Easily overlooked terrain gardens like this one are wonderful training grounds for honing your versatility and off-piste skills. Because these areas haven’t been manicured and groomed, they may have a few irregular twists and turns.
HOW TO SKI IT
Throw down a speed check at the top of all breakovers (A). Treat traverse lines—cut by unimaginative lemmings—like moguls (B). Extend your legs and be ready to plant your pole to manage the pitch change. When space opens up (C), so should your turns; let ’em rip and enjoy the acceleration. Flex your ankles and keep your hands forward.