The Thousand Steps Ski Drill is my favorite early season drill to get everything warmed up and working together. It’s a popular exercise in instructional and coaching circles because it works all four major skiing skills – Balance, Edging, Rotation, and Pressure Control.
Select a wide green or easy blue groomed slope. You can get going quite fast so pick a safe spot to do it.
Start by sliding across the hill and making a series of sidesteps up the hill. Once you get the feel for this, as you start a new turn step your downhill ski onto your little-toe edge and balance on it and step the uphill ski down the hill too. Continue stepping until you are going across the hill in the other direction and then repeat.