Direct descent (straight running, schussing)

Rather than attempt a turn or a bail out in deep snow it is often easier to use a direct descent, which is a straight run down the fall line with skis parallel, without any attempt to reduce speed. A flat run out area at the bottom is required, otherwise you may find yourself practising other techniques such as jumps, cartwheels and face plants! It is important to have a relaxed, flexible stance with the knees pushed forward so that the legs are able to absorb any bumps and dips in the terrain which may not be apparent in low light, poor visibility or fresh, deep snow conditions.