In order to avoid sinking or falling over on powder (it’s easy to go face first), distribute your weight as evenly as you can. To get technical about it, this even distribution creates a larger surface area and therefore a better float on the white stuff. It also helps minimise the amount of force placed on pressure points.
Moral of the story: focus on keeping your weight evenly distributed between both your feet (whilst staying relaxed!).
2. Engage your core:
Thanks to the balance needed to stop you from toppling over, powder skiing requires more core engagement than other terrains. Keep your core engaged and stay focused. This will allow you to maintain control of your upper body – key for when you hit those unexpected bumps (and you will).
Remember, powder can hide obstacles, so brace yourself for a little impact – that’s half the fun of it.
3. Find the correct stance:
Generally speaking, you should adopt a narrower stance than you normally would. This means that rather than having your feet shoulder-width apart, try positioning them at hips width: this should help create more of a streamlined feel.
Why does this work? Because it helps minimise the possibility of catching any edges and makes it easy to perform round turns.