Steering is a manual twisting of the skis that, when edges are engaged, acts to point the skis in a new direction and produce a turn.

Executing a turn by using your legs to manually twisting your feet and make your skis turn.   The harder you twist, the sharper you turn.  Steering leaves a skidded track in the snow.  This is in contrast to carving, where the sidecut of the ski does all the work of turning for you, with no foot twisting involved, and a thin carve track is left behind.  Steering provides a wider spectrum of turn shape and speed control options than carving does.  Steering can be done in various forms, including Wide Track Steering, and Narrow Track Steering.