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We're getting to that part of the season when warmer daytime temps and sub zero at night can mean some pretty icy conditions, especially early on.

Any tips? Mine are:
- Look for the more remote pistes, less skied out, at higher altitude, or the ones that catch the sun earlier.
- Stick to the edges of the piste, or the outside of bends, more snow there... (with the proviso that you do need to know what you're doing!)
- Icy patches are usually easily seen in advance, keep alert and aim to turn in the patches of snow left by other skiers' turns.
- Keep feet apart in a wider stance than usual, if you lose an outside edge, you can more easily regain balance...
- Don't let 'fear' make you sit back on your skis, if there's one time you need your weight spread equally right through the ski, it's now.
- Remember it's rarely true ice, just hard-pack. So with well-sharpened edges and good technique you'd be surprised just what you can turn on.
- Gentle, smooth turns, no sudden movements, not too fast, but not too slow either.
- Don't panic, if you start to slide, just stay well over your skis til the edges bite again.

None of the above work? Head for the bar.
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 Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Obviously A snowHead isn't a real person
Like the advice - have a week off work booked for 17th april - never been this late before in the season so worried about ice in the morning and slush in the afternoon.
Still its better than being in the office!
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 Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Well, the person's real but it's just a made up name, see?
Progressive movements instead of sudden, jerky movements. Sharp skis and good lateral support from the boots and you can actually arc on it!
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