1. Relax your toe
Many of us carry a great deal of tension in our toes, believing that this helps us when it comes to controlling our skis.
But the reverse is actually true.
The looser your toes, the better you can absorb variations in the terrain, stay upright, and stay in control.
2. Flex your ankles
The secret to better balance lies in flexing your ankles as well as your knees.
In tandem, this keeps your body more upright and responsive to the terrains and shape of the trail.
3. Position your shins
You'd think where you have your feet make the difference in your ability to turn, but it's actually your shins.
When you keep them right against the tongues of your boots, you'll find it easier to initiate those turns, your weight will be more centered and you will find a great degree of overall control.
4. Use your ski tips to turn
Do exactly this.
To start a turn, put pressure on your ski tips and then let your feet follow.
5. Roll your skis
A common mistake is to flatten your skis between curves.
Don't do it.
Instead, roll your skis immediately into the next turn.
This will improve your control and fluidity and reduces your chance of falling.
6. Keep your skis parallel
Both of your skis should work in parallel at all times.
They should enter each turn precisely together and roll on edge simultaneously.
7. Keep your eyes forward
Good balance isn't only the rest of placing your limbs correctly, but from your entire body.
I often see many beginners falling in the trap of looking in all directions, yet wonder why they end up falling so frequently.
The trick is to keep your eyes forward.
In addition to helping to maintain your balance, it will also boost your reaction time and allow you to focus on the experience as a whole.
8. Hands forward
Perfect hand posture is also really important for balance and control.
Keep them forward, as if you're holding a tray of food in front of you.
9. Place your poles carefully
You can even tweak your pole placement to get some great results.
Plant it to the side of the ski, instead of forward and you will notice an improvement in your rhythm, confidence and overall performance.
10. Center your weight
At all times, keep your weight in both feet and center yourself as much as possible.
Keep your feet hip width apart.
This will help you stay balanced and make you less likely to fall.
By perfecting these 10 simply tweaks, you will develop the confidence and ability to tackle the most challenging of terrains.
Keep yourself centered, balanced, eyes forward and position yourself accurately to instantly become more of a pro.
from: Dan Davis How to ski