Backcountry Ski Tips: How to Perform a Kick Turn

The Colorado Mountain School's Mike Alkaitis shares tips on how to do a proper kick turn while backcountry skiing.
Backcountry Ski Tips: How to Make a Kick Turn tout

A "kick turn" is what you do to change direction while skinning uphill. Learning how to kick turn effectively is a crucial backcountry-skiing skill. There's a proper way to do it that minimizes effort, keeps the skin track intact, and prevents you from looking like a newbie. Here, Colorado Mountain School guide Mike Alkaitis shows how.

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