• Choose your terrain carefully. Pick a quiet area and make sure that the slope is very short, very gentle and has a natural run out at the end.
• Before you go, look for oncoming skiers.
From the dynamic stance, point your wedge diagonally across the hill.
Gently turn your upper body (including your hips) to face somewhat down the hill--along the fall line.
You have one ski that is on the downhill side and one that is on the uphill side.
As you ski across the hill, lift the toes of the downhill foot, keep the ski on the snow. See the blue arrow in the diagram. Hold them up until the ski tips start to point down the hill.
As soon as the wedge points almost straight down the hill, put pressure on the inside edge of the other ski. This will help to redirect the wedge back across the hill completing your first turn.
Try this exercise with both wide and narrow wedges.
• Always keep your shins lightly in contact with the tongue of the boots!
• Be sure to keep your shoulders and navel directed slightly down the hill
• While in the wedge position lifting the toes makes one ski lighter and naturally initiates turning toward the fall line, automatically moving you into the turn. This allows the other ski to power its way through the turn.