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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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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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