Your lesson will help you learn to make short turns using low-effort, simple movements. Effective short turns -- those with balance on one stance ski and engagement of the stance ski early and throughout the arc of the turn -- are the gateway to advanced skiing. Not only are they useful on narrow or crowded trails, short turns are the key to success in bumps, ungroomed, and steeps.
Short turns are a matter of quickening the pace of your movements while maintaining their accuracy. If you resort to twisting, steering, or pushing the tail of the stance ski, you might make one or two short turns but your skis won’t hold, you’ll pick up speed, and you’ll be in trouble. Instead, stick to the PMTS Direct Parallel® movements and gradually pick up the pace and the steepness of terrain where you practice.