Originally Posted by Snowolf
Improving your technique so that you can easily ride well down a 45-50 degree pitch with steeze IS fun....
Sideslipping a technical steep is a crime against humanity; if you can`t turn on on it, stay off of it and dont scrape all the of the good snow off of the hill and ruin it for others.
I only meant to say that when I venture onto a steep, I merely start the first downward movement using a sideslip just to get over my fear and commit to it. I then have more success (and fun) when I start turning aggressively. The sideslip for me is just to overcome my initial mental barrier (fear). It doesn't last but for 10-15 seconds or so. I didn't articulate that well in my previous reply.