THE SIDE SLIP
The side slip is used to slowly descend a hill with both skis skidding. It is also
a good edge control exercise.
The skier in the left photo above is in the wedge position. In the center photo the skis are brought parallel
with both uphill edges skidding sideways on the hill. The upper right photo shows the skis skidding
sideways in a controlled descent.
The left photo above shows the wedge position in preparation for the side slip in the opposite direction.
The skis are matched and skidded sideways, causing a slowing of the skier's descent, as shown in the center and right photos above. This is often used by both beginning and expert skiers where slow,
controlled descent is required.