Ski Diva Extraordinaire
Today I skied with a friend who is a level 2 instructor. She told me I finally figured out the upper/lower separation thing and I am keeping my shoulders down the hill very well. However, she noticed that my legs are very “twisty” and she thinks I am skiing mostly flat and rotating my legs to turn more than getting my skis up on edge. I have also gotten feedback that my stance tends to be too wide and I am stiff/tense in the arms/upper body. My husband jokes that I ski like I am in a body cast. (This is an improvement from skiing like a Zamboni, which he said last year). On the positive side, I am skiing with good control in a variety of east coast conditions on all blues, and handling black groomers with good control, and rarely falling. So, I am happy with being a fairly competent intermediate skier in my second season of skiing. However, I want to progress. Today while I was carelfully making (slowish) smooth round parallel turns coming down a diamond groomer on Mount Snow’s North Face, an old guy yelled “There you go! Rip it up!” (#sarcasm) at me. LOL. I can laugh along with these jokes... but I really would like to look less, um, stiff and strange on the hill. Any suggestions for strategies to reach the next level?