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How to Ski: Spines and Ridges

This type of terrain is ready-made to help you sharpen your technique—and have some fun on the hill.

With the terrain falling away on both sides of you, a spine line or ridge is a great way to improve or practice your technique during your ski day. Seek out, don't avoid, spine lines and ridges. Start with more moderate ridges to become comfortable with this type of terrain. SKI Mag Director of Instruction and PSIA team member Michael Rogan, demonstrates how to use this terrain to sharpen your skills—and have more fun on the hill.

How to Ski: Make Traverse Lines Work for You

Let the newbies stick to the traverse lines and cat tracks. Go off the grid to find the good stuff.

SKI Mag Director of Instruction and PSIA team member Michael Rogan demonstrates how to maintain your flow and find new snow by working around cat tracks and traverse lines. 

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