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Mogul Skiing - Common Mogul Problems and Basic Drills

Moguls, also called Bumps, are humps or mounds of Snow which are developed when skiers perform turns on the same slope. They can increase in number, as well as in size, as skiers make turns around and over them. If an area on the slope becomes packed with Bumps, that section is named as a Mogul field. Bump Skiing may be a major problem to most skiers. But if you approach it correctly and you know the techniques that will suit what Moguls offer, you will be surprised that in the world of the various advanced skiing conditions, Mogul Skiing is one of the easiest to master. In this section, take a look at some of the important points you must consider if you decide to go Bump Skiing:

Learning the Basics Learning the Basics
A Mogul is a bump in the snow which is evident in all ski areas. Do not let Moguls be a problem. This section will provide you with the different fundamental skills or techniques needed in Mogul Skiing to help you get started in this sport.

Common Problems & How to Solve Them Common Problems & How to Solve Them
There are certain problems that skiers experience when Mogul Skiing. To help you, you can be familiar with some of the common problems that skiers experience in Mogul Skiing and learn how to solve them by reading this section.

Most Ski areas have Moguls or Bumps. If you want to learn how to master Bumps, make sure that you have what it takes to be effective in this advanced skiing situation. Learn the basic techniques you need as you start skiing around Bumps. It is likewise important to be aware of the different problems you may encounter on the slopes and the solutions to these problems. Aside from the fundamental skills, there are also Drills or exercises which can help you in mastering Bump Skiing.

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Monday 29th December 2008 at 9:12:37 AM  

B.S.- what about stance and postion...Picture in your mind before even touching a bump, that this is different...don''t put someone in mine feild and then yell be careful.

Friday 13th February 2009 at 12:32:08 AM  

I would like to know if there are moguls that are rocks covered with snow as well as just very packed snow from turning. I belong to a group who are arguing about the different kinds of moguls. Sunny

Friday 15th May 2009 at 1:04:09 PM  

There are rocks covered with snow on ski hills but they are not called "moguls". A "mogul" is a bump of snow formed by skiers shaping the snow over repeated runs.

What you are talking about is a "snow covered rock" also frequently known as a "rock".

Seriously, if a mogul was a rock covered in snow it would very quickly become an exposed rock. Real moguls move and shift (uphill) as the snow is shaped and pushed by other skiers.

A rock can be neither shaped nor pushed so it would not behave like a "real" mogul. After a couple skiers have skied over the rock, the snow would get scraped away and the rock exposed.

Monday 8th February 2010 at 7:30:10 PM  

Hello, I live in Colorado and was wondering what you think the best resort for bumps is. Thanks for your help!

Peter Postma
Tuesday 30th November 2010 at 1:32:41 PM  

Mary Jane,

Winter Park Resort and sister mountain Mary Jane is undisputedly the best mogul skiing in the world. Mary Jane Mountain is 98% black tryangle rated runs. Northerly facing and recieving very nice snowfall, most of them are ungroomed and fully allowed to mogul. I discovered it in the seventies when I was 14. Only after living there and competing in moguls skiing for nearly 20 years was I ready to retire from Mary Janes magical mogul magnitism. I have been away for nearly twenty years now and still recall it fondly, yerning to return. Good luck


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