Skiing and boarding off the groomed runs such as in the woods, in the untracked bowls and on the back sides of the mountain is considered ‘off-piste’. As this snow has not been ‘groomed’ it is more difficult and potentially dangerous to ski. It is especially dangerous after a snowstorm because of possible avalanches and in the spring when the hot sun can cause the snow to become wet and unstable. As a beginner I would recommend that you should stick to the groomed runs.
This Video Tutorial is from the “Ski Tips for First Timers” App for iPhones and iPads and from the eBook “Learn to Ski” both available from Apple.

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