The falling leaf

1316 SS Falling Leaf

“This one starts just like the side slipping exercise, but instead of just sliding straight downhill, you should ease your balance forward toward your toes. You do this by lightly pressing your shins into the front of your boots. The goal is to slide both downhill and a little bit forward at the same time. Next, move your balance over your heels by leaning back a tiny bit. You’ll start sliding in the opposite direction. Get ready because you will actually be sliding downhill and backward. It’s fun!”

Smooth Slipper

1315 SS Flat

“With just a little practice, you’ll be able to control your speed as you slip, but make sure you don’t let your uphill ski get stuck in the snow! At first you’ll have to concentrate on keeping it next to your other ski. Pretend that your ankles are tied together with a strong rubber band. Tip both shins uphill and keep that uphill pinkie in the snow. You can lightly brush that pinkie toe (and the ski) along the snow as they slip down the go line.”