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SolutionGet Your Skis Out From Under You Absorb drifts and rolls gingerly. Blast into a drift with your tips and they may stop, sending you over the…

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Get Your Skis Out From Under You

Absorb drifts and rolls gingerly. Blast into a drift with your tips and they may stop, sending you over the handlebars. Mike crosses this cornice at a right angle, sucking it up with his knees.

Mike drops several feet into soft snow. In this situation, you must be prepared for a sudden deceleration. Anticipate it so you're not pitched…

Mike drops several feet into soft snow. In this situation, you must be prepared for a sudden deceleration. Anticipate it so you’re not pitched forward.

Once into his direction change, Mike works delicately. He allows his skis' sidecut to do the work.

Once into his direction change, Mike works delicately. He allows his skis’ sidecut to do the work.

To go back the other way, stay balanced and let your feet drift under you and out to the other side. With gentle pressure they'll start to turn in…

To go back the other way, stay balanced and let your feet drift under you and out to the other side. With gentle pressure they’ll start to turn in the opposite direction.