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VIDEO: How to Ski a Spine

VIDEO: How to Ski a Spine
Spines Instruction
Skiing a spine, with fall-away turns on both sides of it, isn’t easy. But it’s a great way to sharpen your technique.

What’s in It for You › Spines, where adjecent slopes meet to form a peak like the roofline of a giant house, often come with different exposures and even snow conditions on either side. Ski right along the spine and you can sample the goods on each side before you commit to one slope or the other. And it’s fun. You’ll have to contend with variable snow and light, with ground that falls sharply away from you after each transition, and with unpredictable, ever-changing pitches. But the greater the challenge, the sweeter the reward.

Get Fit with the U.S. Ski Team: Drop Jumps

In part two of our six-week training series, Hailey Duke, member of the U.S. Ski Team, demonstrates drop jumps.

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Get Fit with the U.S. Ski Team: Box Clean Pulls

We went to the U.S. Ski Team's Center of Excellence in Park City, Utah, to see how the ladies of the Alpine Team get fit to ski. Here's the first tip of six—stay tuned each week for more!

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How to Shoot Perfect Powder Shots

How to Shoot Perfect Powder Shots
Shoot a ski photo
Get equipped to capture a frameworthy picture every time.

Here are pro photog Adam Clark's tips on how to take perfect pow shots.

THROW DOWN
If you're committed, shell out for a digital camera with a single lens reflex (SLR). The SLR Canon Rebel with a 70-200mm lens is a perfect place to start.

DO YOUR RECON
Before a storm hits, find steeps that skiers can hit with speed. Look for shots with an uncluttered background, like the sky or dark cliff bands. Don't shoot against snow: You'll lose all definition.

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