Ski Strong and Smart

You don’t need pro-level skills to ski off-piste, but honing your kick-turn technique and avoiding rookie mistakes will ease your transition to backcountry terrain. Here’s how to master the ups and downs when lifts and groomers are miles away. Plus: Prevent blisters, stay energized, and negotiate steeps.
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You don’t need pro-level skills to ski off-piste, but honing your kick-turn technique and avoiding rookie mistakes will ease your transition to backcountry terrain. Here’s how to master the ups and downs when lifts and groomers are miles away. Plus: Prevent blisters, stay energized, and negotiate steeps.



Prep Your Gear | Select a Safe Route

Ski Strong and Smart | Maintain and Repair Your Ski Gear

Tips from Pro Skiers

Beat Blisters

Going Up on Skins

Stay Fueled

Ski Any Snow Conditions

Adjust Your Poles

Descend Slopes With Control

Kick-Turn Like a Pro