Slow down going down hills

We’ve received a number of questions about how to control speed while going down hills. Given the ice that sometimes exists on our local ski trails, that’s a pretty good question!

This page is still under construction, but I want to put some things down while I’m thinking of them.

Possible strategies:

  • Snowplow (pizza wedge! pizza wedge!)
  • Linked turns
  • 1 ski out of the track
  • sidestep
  • walk down the hill
  • If you are not slowing down, keep your skis flat when you are running straight
  • Ski the Cougar Loop clockwise, not counter-clockwise!


Youtube video – shown by Keith Nicol, Thanks!