Things to consider:
- The faster you go, the more parallel your ski is to the direction you are going. The harder the hill, the more angled your skill will be. (Think about a switch back trail, its purpose is to avoid the slope, same principle)
- If the terrain is challenging, the higher the frequency (tempo)
- If the terrain is less challenging, the lower the frequency (tempo)
- THINK ENERGY EXPENDITURE. The goal is to adapt to the tempo and gliding time to the terrain. In order to keep speed and energy output as even as possible. It is easier to maintain speed than to start from 0. The same principle applies to your gearbox. You don’t start in 5th gear nor do you drive 60mph in 1st.