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Life on the Edge

If you ski a bit, you start to hear all sorts of talk about edging and edge sets. What's it all mean?

Beginner
Let It Slide: Side Slip and Pivot Drills

Laying down long hard arcs is great, but sometimes it's good to have something else in your toolkit. There's nothing like the sideslip for getting out of trouble.

Beginner, Intermediate
Make the Most of Your First Ski Lesson

Your first day of skiing should be great experience, but it doesn't always happen that way. Here are some tips for stacking the odds in your favor.

Beginner
Why Johnny Can't Carve: Basic Troubleshooting for Skiers

Skiers trying to get their carved turn down can be held back by a variety of issues related to equipment and training. Some problems and solutions.

Beginner, Intermediate
Troubleshooting Stance for All Skiers

A good stance is functional and adapts to the situation. Some tips for getting it right.

Beginner
Skiing Steeps with a Cool Head and a Sharp Edge

Steep slopes evoke fear in every skier (just at different angles). If you're going to ski the steeps, you need mental discipline and a good stance.

Intermediate, Advanced
Skiing Your First Powder Turns

Powder skiing is one of life's great joys, but for many beginners it can be frustrating at first. Common misconceptions lead folks to give up what good technique they already have. Here are a few tips for getting started in the powder

Intermediate
Basic Game Play with Young Skiers

A few of the classic games to play when teaching kids to ski.

Children
Skiing and Snowboarding the Trees 101

Skiing and boarding the woods is one of the most rewarding, challenging and peaceful types of skiing, but it also carries some additional risks. Here's a basic primer on how to stay safe and have fun.

Intermediate, Advanced
The Big Huck: Getting Air without Getting Killed

Right from the start, beginning skiers and snowboarders love to catch air. As the size of the jump increases, though, technique and basic safety considerations become more important. Here's a brief guide to staying safe with style.

Advanced