Tim Ferris has a post on his blog based on his experiences with the guys at PowderQuest based on his lessons and experimentations skiing powder. If you don’t know, Tim is an extreme experimenter and will tweak (his workweek and body included) until he reaches optimal conclusions. There’s some great tips here for the new and experienced alike:
X-factor: If you fall, don’t put your hands down to push yourself up, as you’ll simply fall through and get a snow sandwich. Cross your poles into an “X,” hold onto the intersection with one hand, place it uphill from you, and then push yourself up.