BAD SKI TERMINOLOGY
This drawing shows why the old ski instruction habit of telling students to “put your weight on your downhill ski” constitutes poor communication. If taken literally, it would have the student making the entire first half of the turn with their weight on their inside ski. That old uphill/downhill ski terminology in regards to turns should go the way of the dodo bird, and be replaced once and for all with inside/outside ski. The outside ski remains the outside ski from the start of the turn to the finish, it does not change mid turn like uphill/downhill does. Most have already made the terminology change, but many instructor dinosaurs remain steadfast in continuing to confuse new skiers with an inaccurate directive.