False logic makes us feel safer leaning in towards the hill. It is false, because we’re on a slippery surface and we need a grip with the edges of the skis. When we lean in too much we lose this grip on the outside ski, risking the following two consequences:

1. Our feet will slide away downhill letting us fall laterally into the hill or

2. Our one leg will slide out to the side in a spread-eagle, Bambi-like position.

Both of these are hard to save but it can be done if you have the strength and stability in the lateral plane. Training your hip strength is vital for being able to resist that leaning and particular strength of the inside leg will help us get out of the position before it is too late and we crash.