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Powder hacks?

dloveski

Ski Diva Extraordinaire
#61
I wouldn't go with the widest ski, no matter the brand, as most of your powder ski day will be on trails and chopped powder---so I find I need a ski that I feel comfortable in on all of the mountain.

Pure powder runs are magic, but getting rarer.

I'm not one to preach form (ahem), and I have no idea how to tell someone to ski powder other than, if you are lucky to find it, just go as straight down as you can and put both hands forward and move the feet up and down like pedaling a bike. I don't know how that translates in technical terms.
 
#62
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The tips for dealing with powder from a L3 instructor in the Catskills reminded me of this discussion. The article was inspired by the fun to be had skiing at Plattekill after a snowstorm. Plattekill usually gets more snow than the nearby ski resorts (Windham, Hunter, Belleayre) that are a bit farther east.

Jan. 13, 2021, Times Herald-Record in NY
Neubert: Why learning how to ski deep powder takes practice
https://www.recordonline.com/story/...-learn-ski-deep-powder-plattekill/6632992002/
" . . .
I asked my tips pro, Nick Pera, a Level III instructor at Windham, for some advice when encountering deep and untracked powder, even if it is a rarity in the East.

Pera laid it out as follows.

“Here’s the scenario: The forecast is for a nor’easter tonight. You go to bed early and you have your skis waxed for a powder day. You wake up to 18 inches of fresh fluff and a blue sky — it doesn’t get any better in the East," Pera said. "You head to your ski area, let’s say Plattekill, since there will be untracked powder for most of the day.
. . ."