Ski Tip #1 - GET USED TO THE HIGH ALTITUDE
"Everybody who comes from sea level to 7,000 feet and up will always have an adjustment period that they should pay attention to. Don't overdo it the first day you come to ski. Ski a few hours. Rest a little bit. Try to get a good night's sleep. Then you can excel as the days go by."
Ski Tip #2 - KEEP THE SKIS CLOSER TOGETHER
"I personally feel that skiing powder I have more control if the skis are together than if the skis are too far apart. Because two narrow surfaces (your skis) if they are apart, have a tendency to go deeper into the snow than one surface if you keep the skis together. Then your skis have a better tendency to stay on top of the snow."
Ski Tip #3 - MAKE SURE TO GET GOOD FITTING BOOTS
"Make sure that the boot fits good and that you are comfortable. Get a tight fit, tight enough that you feel there is a direct connection between the foot, the inner sole, the boot itself and the ski. Because that's where the action is - in the ankle, in the feet, onto the snow, through the ski."
Ski Tip #4 - BECOME A MORE VERSATILE SKIER
"Don't ski the same runs everyday. Try something new. Every run has a challenge whether or a steep run or a narrow run. My best advice to you to become a versatile skier is to ski all the runs that are available, all the different snow conditions that you can find. That makes you a better skier."