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How to Ski

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January 20, 2010
Pro skiers Ingrid Backstrom and Jessica Sobolowski share tips during their recent freeskiing camp at Squaw Valley to teach women how to tackle big-mountain skiing, from scouting lines to self-arrests. By Olivia Dwyer
January 15, 2010
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I thought I knew about going fast on ice. I’ve skied the east, after all. But when Audi invited me to go to Austria to drive their cars on ice, I realized I had a lot to learn. Here are some driving tips I picked up while spinning donuts on Austrian ice. —Niall Bouzon
January 14, 2010
A five-step process to search for and recover an avalanche victim.
January 5, 2010
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There are several legendary inbounds bootpacks in the Western U.S., places where the resort's toughest skiers hike for their turns. Take the Ridge at Bridger Bowl, Taos' Kachina Peak, Jackson Hole's Headwall, or Aspen's Highland Bowl. We spoke to ski patrol at Highlands to find out the best technique for carrying your skis up the bootpack.
December 10, 2009
How to get up in deep snow, avoiding "tree wells", and other powder-related tips.
How to Ski | Skiing Culture
December 9, 2009
Shredding waist-deep, blower powder is the most exalted experience in skiing. But for the uninitiated, skiing powder can feel like stirring cement. That’s because deep snow demands a distinct set of techniques.
How to Ski | Skiing Culture
November 10, 2009
Nothing will put your stomach in your throat like launching a cliff or hitting a jump. Unfortunately, most of us flail like a hamster thrown from a window on our first few flights. To get past this, you need to learn the four stages of launching any air: inspection, takeoff, air, and landing.
How to Ski | Skiing Culture
November 10, 2009
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Random facts and knowledge about taking your skis off the snow.
How to Ski | Skiing Culture
November 9, 2009
Introducing four women-only ski camps geared for girls looking to up their game.
October 22, 2009
Last winter, X Games Mono Skier X competitor Andy Campbell had two of his skis stolen in Steamboat, Colorado. Fortunately for Campbell, he’s an active member of Teton Gravity Research’s ski/snowboard forum.
How to Ski | Skiing Culture