Getting out of the backseat while skiing moguls is actually quite difficult, especially on icy, steep runs. These next tips will help you be able to pull yourself forward and ski on your toes instead of your heels.
- The most important tip I can give is to get your hands forward! At all times while skiing the bumps, you need to have your hands driving down the hill. Your hands should be at least a foot and a half in front of you and one to two and a half feet from each other. If you ever feel yourself getting onto your heels, just punch your hands forward and it will get you forward 90% of the time.
- If pushing your hands forward doesn’t get you on your toes, then the next thing to do is to push your hips forward. Putting your hips in front will get you forward and will also lift your chest up, which is good because a “hunched” chest can get you backseat.
- My last tip to get in the front seat is to keep your feet underneath you. By this I mean don’t let you feet get out in front of you; your feet should always be directly underneath your hips. If they are in front of that line, then pulling them back underneath you could very well be the key to getting forward.
I hope these 3 tips help and that you liked this tutorial. Mogul skiing is probably one of the biggest challenges of skiing, so don’t expect great results immediately; just remember to keep working at it and soon it will be second nature. I would like to wish you good luck in your bump skiing, so have fun and see you on the slopes! If you have any questions or comments, please contact us below and we will reply immediately with our free help.
-A super common cause of backseat skiing especially on steep stuff, is the habit to “throw your feet in front of you at the mogul” and that will really get you backseat. Be sure that wherever you’re skiing, don’t let your feet get out in front of you. It’s really easy to do on steep, hard stuff, but you have to let the mogul come to you and keep your feet underneath you. Always try to stay in a solid stance with your hips going down the hill first, not your feet.
-This tip might not apply to you, but your really have to reach with your poles. You need to flick your wrists and make your pole actual reach, you should aim for your pole plant to be on the far side or back side of the mogul. It’s also important that your pole plants aren’t pulling you back. If you reach, you shouldn’t have the problem but you’ll feel if your pulling plant is “pulling” you backseat.