Clients sometimes ask me what can they do to make their big turns a turn feel smoother and more dynamic. I often tell them that the top part of the turn is crucial. When I flatten my ski at the end of the turn (Phase 1) I try to push my feet forward a little to release my ankle and let my skis glide out to the side, (Phase 2) at the same time I allow my upper body to tip down the hill to the inside of the turn so that by the time I am close to the fall line I am in a relaxed laterally inclined position balanced against the outside ski with my outside leg reasonably long. From this position to the end of the turn (phase 3) I have lots of options, I can ride the side cut of the ski for long smooth turns or I can actively steer the feet thru the end of the turn to tighten the arc or control my speed or finally (and my preferred option if the terrain allows it) I can drop my whole body further to the inside of the turn to really tighten the arc and bend the ski. (Warning: sensations of extreme pleasure may be experienced when this position is released).