How to Ski Powder | 10 Tips

What you will Learn in this Tutorial

This video provides tips on how to ski powder, including choosing the right ski gear, adjusting your stance, starting with small sections of powder, and practicing different techniques for turns. It also emphasizes the importance of safety and gradually increasing difficulty. Additionally, it mentions the use of pole plants, adjusting skiing technique for different snow conditions, and the benefits of large swoopy turns in powder skiing.


  • Choosing the appropriate ski gear, such as renting an all-mountain ski with about 100mm waist and some rocker for easier skiing
  • Starting with skiing after snowfall on slopes with about 10-15 centimeters of fresh powder to experience the difference compared to normal skiing
  • Adopting a proper skiing stance, including sinking down into ski boots, gentle waist bend, and shin pressure, while keeping hands in the front for balance
  • Bringing the feet a bit closer together to reduce the risk of sinking causing rotation and crashes
  • Starting with small sections of powder and gradually increasing difficulty to avoid exhaustion
  • Practicing the technique of sinking down and popping up to get comfortable with skiing in deeper powder
  • Combining this technique with turns, focusing on turning on top of the snow pack, using leg extension to rebound, and twisting the skis
  • Trying both skidded parallel turns and short turns with a straight upper body and moving legs
  • Utilizing pole plants for rhythm and smoother movements, while avoiding excessive pushing and rotation
  • Incorporating terrain features like rollers to make turns easier and create flow
  • Recognizing the difference between powder skiing and carving, adjusting stance and technique accordingly
  • Using angulation and turning with the upper body while facing downhill to control speed on steep faces
  • Emphasizing safety, starting with small sections and gradually progressing, and being aware of the risk of crashes