Backcountry Ski Tips: How to Put on Skis in Steep Terrain

Because you don't want to send a ski torpedoing down the slope getting first tracks without you.
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Backcountry Ski Tips: How to Put on Skis in Steep Terrain

It's an art. Putting on your skis in steep terrain (even without counting wind, adrenaline, exhaustion, snow, and other factors) can easily result in a torpedoing ski. But it doesn't have to. Here, the Colorado Mountain School's Mike Alkaitis shows how to do it without sending a ski.

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