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Powder Day: What's a "Smear?"

Fat, rockered skis have changed the way we ski powder. Get with the program.

The term “smear” only recently entered the skiing vocabulary, with the advent of super-fat, rockered skis. Smearing is the fundamental technique for new-school powder skiing, but it’s not one everyone understands. It helps to think of the difference between skidding and carving on flat snow.

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