The back bowls are a good place to practice out-of-bounds ski and expedition techniques, which include skiing with a pack and knowing how to self arrest. (To learn how, visit skimag.com/selfarrest.) But keep your aggro attitude in check. Don't be the guy lugging a 40-pound expedition pack around the mountain. As always, carry only what you need.
It’s the end of the winter season, which means, oddly enough, it’s the perfect time to buy new skis. For cheap. We’ve got five pointers on how to get discounted ski gear—from online gear exchange websites to how to get the most from ski swaps.