Very recently, I learned how to ski (again). With previous beginner ski experiences under my belt from more than 10+ years ago, it was clear that I needed a refresher from zero again. I learned a few things in the process that will undoubtedly stay with me like my ability to ride a bike:
1. Pizza and french fries are not just staples of good ‘ol American fast food. I knew it was going to be a good lesson once the food references began. Pizza and french fries refer to the way you position your skis. Pizza consists of pointing your toes, and by extending your skis together to create a wedge-shape. The bigger the pizza, the faster you will stop. But like anything else, do it in moderation; if you make too big of a pizza you will lose your balance and end up learning a variation of the splits. Or eating it. Don’t point your pizza downhill, always point your pizza to the side. The more parallel you are to the mountain, the more you stop. And, in logical fashion, if you point your pizza downward, downward you will go (and faster).