• Choose your terrain carefully. Pick a quiet
area and make sure that the slope is very short, very gentle and has a natural
run out at the end.
In a Bullfighter turn, position your skis in a
slight wedge. Imagine a line that goes straight down the hill; the flow line.
Place your skis so that your tips are on that imaginary line.
Begin gliding and gently lift only the toes of
one foot. The ski must remain on the snow and in the wedge. Hold the toes up for
a moment and notice that the tips of both skis move off the flow line. Then
relax the toes and let the skis drift back to the "line." (Lifting the
right toes, turns the skis to the right.)
Next, lift only the toes of the other foot, hold
them up for a moment, then relax.
Continue doing this from foot to foot. Lift the
toes of one foot, then relax. Lift the toes of the other foot, then relax.
Lift right toes to turn right and left toes to
• Notice that just by lifting the toes of one
foot the wedge moves off the line. You don't have to worry about turning,
because the skis, with the help of the wedge, turn automatically.
• Your shins should maintain light contact with
the tongues of your boots.
• Make sure that when you lift your toes the ski tip remains on the snow.