How To Ski Bumps
If you manage to keep the following tips in mind, you can learn how to ski bumps. Ski bumps are also known as ski moguls, and they allow skiers to practice freestyle moves and techniques. Your friends won't believe your moves as you cruise your way down the hill!
- Start with an athletic stance. Makes sure that you are standing with you feet about shoulder-width apart, with you knees slightly bent.
- Look for a small set of ski bumps. Starting with a beginner's route will teach you the basic skills, and will provide you with the confidence to approach bigger, more challenging courses in the future.
- Shift your weight onto your downhill ski and begin moving down the course. As you reach one of the ski bumps, plant your downhill ski pole on the front side, and turn around the bump while shifting your weight to the ski on the outside. At the same time, push the hand that was holding the pole that was planted on the front side forward, and bring your arm though.
- Repeat the process, but this time in reverse. This will allow you to go around the opposite side of the ski bump.
- Practice skiing over bumps until you feel comfortable with your ability. The only way to improve your skill set is to practice. Once you feel you have perfected a specific ski bump course, feel free to move to a larger, faster course. Your friends will be asking you for some free lessons on how to ski these bumps!