Skiing Moguls, Not Just Surviving
With the last of fall ebbing away, mountain junkies are feeling the call of the slopes as they dust off their
skis and boots in preparation for the season.
Ski resorts around Utah have opened up their lifts to visitors and many of these junkies have already
torn up the fresh powder. No matter what they do, they just don’t seem to get hurt.
With a promising season ahead, they aren’t waiting to get back out on the runs. You are not a mountain
Professionals VS Non Professionals
You are just like most of the people out there. Although you’re not the first ones on the lift on the first
day of the season, you meander your way onto the mountain once or twice a month.
There you equally partake in the thrill of rushing through the trees and
plummeting down the mountain at controlled speeds that you are
comfortable with. Too many injuries have ended your season with a visit to
the knee doctor in Salt Lake City.
You pick and choose your runs based on color and hardly ever dare to go on
the blacks, and more particularly the dreaded moguls. This post is designed
to teach you and easy way to traverse the moguls safely and efficiently.
Who knows, you may even enjoy them once you know how to ski them.
Moguls are the worst terrain idea ever, or so think the people that haven’t
learn to ski them.
They’ve survived a set of them before. Oh yes, everyone’s been forced to push their way through them,
that doesn’t mean they like it though.
Traversing the Moguls
Here’s a guide to help you get through them without injury or foul. The last way you want to end your
day is with a trip to the knee doctor in Salt Lake City.
This particular line will help you keep control while you turn on every mogul. You’ll feel safe because
you’ll be able to control your speed.
You’ll need to be able to respond to quick turns to make it work though. Imagine for a moment what a
mogul line looks like in your mind’s eye.
See the crisscrossing paths that cut through the all familiar bumps. Notice how each bump has a flat
surface at the top of every bump as the mound juts from the mountain.
That is where you’re going to have the most control. Next, pay attention to how you can follow a path
diagonally to the right of the bump.
That path will lead you the flat peak of another mound. See yourself gliding down to that next flat peak.
Next, plan to make a turn to the left at the tip of that mound. The turn is
quick, confident and tight.
Feel the edges of your skis dig into the snow as you slow down just a bit and
make a strong change in direction. You’ll notice your skis are pointing down
another diagonal path now leading you to the flat peak of the next mound.
Travel the path until you make a quick turn to the right on that peak. Make
the turn quick, confident and tight again.
Notice yourself gain control as you slow a bit at the top of the mound and
change direction. Crisscross down the mountain following this same pattern
to keep yourself in control.
Only think about one mogul at a time and let yourself enjoy the ride. You’ll want to do it again by the
time you reach the bottom.
This is a safer way to take the moguls. Having control will help you ski the mogul instead of just survive
You will enjoy your time. You’ll even prevent a season ending visit to the knee doctor in Salt Lake City
should you lose control and crash.