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How To: Execute a Downhill Kick TurnThis basic survival skiing turn is a backcountry staple for experts and novices alike.
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Intro: The downhill kick turn allows you to make good time, if not stylishly. Sometimes snow is too shallow or crusty, your pack's too heavy, or you can't ski well enough to make downhill turns safely. It also works with longer, northland-style snowshoes.