Certified Ski Diva
Hi all! Lower advanced skier here, looking to really expand my skills by doing some woods/glades turns this winter. I've dabbled at Jay Peak where they're often much wider and not as steep, but not all days are created equal with luscious powder. Today I did some woods at Loon and felt like a terrible skier, it was actually quite humbling. They were so scraped off, I felt like I couldn't keep my speed in check and the turns got the best of me. A friend took me into a smaller, flatter, glade, that was less tracked out and had WAY more powder, yet I still felt like I couldn't get a grip on my speed. I ski my Line Pandoras, which are surf-y and flex-y, so it's probably not much of an issue with gear. I can turn quick on a dime when I'm on the regular slope...but man, maybe it's because I don't want to smash into a tree?! How do those pro skiers make it look so effortless!? Any tips for glades/woods skiing you lovely divas can share me?!