Start Skiing Powder

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Putting your skis on in powder or on a steep slope isn't easy. Here's a tip for getting them on anytime, anyplace.

First, lay your skis across the hill. Stand on the downhill side of them with your body facing the direction of their tips. Balancing with your poles, cross your downhill foot over your uphill foot and scrape the snow off your boot on the toepiece of your downhill ski's binding. Snap your boot into the downhill ski. After that foot is secure, scrape the snow off your other boot and put it in the uphill ski binding.

—Judy Fuller, Snowbird, Utah