Michael Rogan tells you how to make the most of early season conditions.
When resorts are open, but all the runs aren’t, use the early-season conditions to your favor, says Michael Rogan, Ski Magazine's director of instruction. Rather than complain about shoddy snow coverage while you scratch the itch to ski, heed his advice:
In the belly of the turn, your skis want to head for the barn. To keep up with them in the fall line, unshakable balance is key.
News flash: When your skis point straight down the fall line...they accelerate. It’s a part of any turn that is especially critical to understand.
Instructors and coaches often say, “Keep up with your skis.” They rarely tell you what that actually means. It means taking care that your skis are not jetting out from underneath you and leaving your body behind in the backseat. It means maintaining a basic athletic stance throughout the entire turn.