Essential Mogul Skiing Tips


Simplifying a Mogul run

Making a mogul is not as complicated as many skiers always claim. There are techniques when applied makes the run as simple as possible. For instance when making a run in mogul, you have to view the terrains in a different perspective. Imagine having two papers black and white arranged in a diagrammatical manner. When you stare at the white part, you see an image, and when you stare at the black you see another image yet the images are different. The same multiple image vision can also help you view moguls in different perspectives.

Viewing and analysing a Mogul run

When you look at a mogul, you focus on the flat tops, the spines of the moguls, and the secondary fall lines, you will be oblivious of the troughs since you don’t see them in the frame of your vision. It is good to focus on the friendly places of a mogul while skiing because this will give the confidence to continue moving. The worst sides of the mogul should be out of your vision frame since they instil anxiety and fear and might contribute to your failure in skiing.

The best way to go about it is to focus mainly on the flat tops of the moguls, the ridge lines, and secondary fall lines than any other part of the mogul. The key things are that when you only concentrate on one part of the mogul, the complexity of the mogul is greatly reduced since the new vision frame provides the brain with the clarity on making better choices and also fewer things to distract you when in motion.

Choosing the width of the Skiing Corridor

Your ability to control speed while skiing is highly dependent on the width of the corridor within the mogul. In fact choosing the right width of the skiing corridor, can be a great tactical mechanism to help you control your speed effectively.

Narrow corridors provide the best platform for skiing. The narrow corridors means that your ski will take less time in the fall lines and thus will increase and maintain the same speed throughout. A narrow corridor consists of only one or two moguls.

Wide corridors don’t provide the ideal surface for faster skiing and should be avoided as much as possible. If you use wide corridors, you will spend so much time out of the fall line and thus you will ski a slower route. A wide corridor consists of four to six moguls.