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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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1) To start, traverse downhill at a comfortable, controlled angle until you're ready to turn. Stop and put your downhill pole behind you, on the slope above your skis. If needed, stomp your skis until you have a firm platform underfoot.