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Aprés Aspen, Spring-Style

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3. A jump turn is when you hop and rotate your skis in the opposite direction without moving far down the fall line. Practice this type of turn on…

 

4. Keep your speed under control. The steeper the slope, the farther you will travel down the fall line with each hop turn.

 

5. Slopes 60 degrees and steeper are less likely to hold snow.

 

6. Tuckerman Ravine on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington has some of the steepest skiable terrain on the East Coast. Watch skiers (and, inexplicably,…

 

7. Each winter, Snowmass holds the Colorado Freeride Championships, an entry-level big-mountain competition for those who want to test themselves on…

 

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9. If you lose a ski on a steep face and you’re able to stop it, turn yourself around so you’re clicking into it with your uphill foot.

As the days grow longer and the sun shines warmer sundecks and base areas beneath buttery ski slopes attract a congregation of skiers looking enjoy the outdoors and celebrate the day. Check out these spring scenes from Aspen durring their Spring Jam.