One of the key concepts in skiing is a forward body position. One way I like to teach this is to tell people to "fall" up a hill - you can get uphill with really minimal effort if you're in a good body position. And if you let your body fall forwards from the ankles, you'll be in a good body position.
So, today during specific strength practice, I was telling Katie to fall up the hill. She did a great forward lean, missed both pole plants, and fell smack onto the pavement. Now THAT is the commitment we expect from CSU athletes! When I say fall, you hit the ground!
Katie is fine - no skiers were injured in the execution of this drill.