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Early Season Skiing

Michael Rogan tells you how to make the most of early season conditions.

When resorts are open, but all the runs aren’t, use the early-season conditions to your favor, says Michael Rogan, Ski Magazine's director of instruction. Rather than complain about shoddy snow coverage while you scratch the itch to ski, heed his advice:

Perfect Turns On Any Terrain: Top 100 Instructors-Midwest

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SKI selects the top instructors in the Midwest.

Perfect Turns On Any Terrain: Top 100 Instructors-Far West

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SKI selects the top instructors in the Far West.

Perfect Turns On Any Terrain: Top 100 Instructors-The Panel

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SKI's Top 100 Instructors were selected from among hundreds of nominees by the following judges.

Perfect Turns On Any Terrain: Top 100 Instructors-New England

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SKI selects the top instructors in New England.

Perfect Turns On Any Terrain: Top 100 Instructors-East

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SKI selects the top instructors in the East.

North America's Top 100 Instructors

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Whether you're a beginner or an expert, a lesson with one of North America's best teachers will shape up your turns.

Wipe Out: Damage Control

Instruction

Even the experts crash. Here are their tips on how to avoid falling—and how to steer clear of injury when the inevitable occurs.

Are You Good Enough...to Be a Ski Instructor?

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It's not just people skills.WHAT IT TAKES: A lot of instructors begin their careers without having achieved "expert status. They have to be strong skiers, of course, but people skills and the ability to teach effectively are equally important. "You don't need to be the best on the mountain, says John Armstrong, president of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA). "You do need a simple, clean skiing style.

Out With the Old, In With the New: Part II

Instruction

Modern skiers know how to use their equipment, the snow and the terrain to their benefit-and you can too.

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