How to ski in powder snow?

The USA ski resorts, particularly in Colorado, are famous for their deep fluffy powder snow and lots of it!

  • Steamboat ski resort in Colorado even coined the term "Champagne Powder", so that's where you'll find it.
     
  • The resorts often have big dumps of snow of 8 inches or more at a time and sometimes even feet!
     
  • The locals will be getting up early on these famous powder days and often even shops & restaurants are closed for the morning if it's a particularly epic powder day, citing "powder rules" as the reason - 8 inches or more snow overnight & the staff go skiing!

So the big question is, if you've never experienced snow conditions quite like these, what do you do? How do you learn to ski or ride in the deep snow, so that you can also whoop with joy, whilst whizzing down the slopes with snow over your knees, up to your thighs or even getting "face shots" with snow flying over you??!!

Here are a few tips to help you start to get the hang of skiing or riding in the powder snow...

Of course lessons are a great way to get the expert ski and snowboard instructors to teach you exactly what to do...
 

We hope these simple tips will help you make the most of those incredible powder days, make some of your own "fresh lines" or "first tracks" and enjoy those "freshies"!

 

Ask Chalets USA about your USA skiing holiday today!

We live in the USA, know the ski resorts & accommodation and visit them regularly.

We can give you expert advice and save you time & effort finding the right USA ski holiday for you.

Happy Skiing!

Helen & Rob Brown
Chalets USA

UK Tel 01223 655642
US Tel 303 482 1961

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