Final ski tip for the season, finish your turns for speed control.

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In my 22 years as a member of the Professional Ski and Snowboard Instructors Association of America, one thing I noticed is how many skiers could make a few pretty good turns then slowly pick up speed and finally either having to come to a stop or even worse, well, I won't go there.  When I would question how they would think of controlling speed, the answer was always the same, "make another turn".  So, then I get to explain that in the course of making that next turn, the skis are pointing downhill again, picking up even more speed and that they only go faster!  Gravity you know.


The key is to complete the turn in any situation.  A completed turn is one where you are aware of deceleration! slowing down that is.  This can be different on different slopes.  the steeper the slope, the more turning with every turn and less on easier terrain.  This is accomplished in 2 ways.  1. riding the ski around longer or 2. steering more in the turn.  The skis must be pointed away from the fall line.  It doesn't matter if you go fast or slow, consitency is what counts.

Demonstration team finishing turns.

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