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Tip of the Day: Ski from the Center

Keep your weight over your feet for ease of turning


“The most common mistake I see people making in powder ski is leaning back on their skis. This is something I see and hear every powder day. Instead of leaning back, you should always try to keep your weight directly over your feet. When you lean back, you put a majority of your weight behind your feet, which makes it much harder to turn. When you first turn your skis in powder, the tips may sink a little, but they will come back up. There is no need to lean back to help this process, so trust yourself and keep your weight forward.”

—Doug Sakata has taught alpine skiing, telemark skiing and snowboarding for 25 years and was named Colorado Ski Country USA’s Instructor of the Year in 2012.

As reported by Bethany Marzewski.

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