On steep slopes, the risks are higher—if you fall, it’s harder to stop. But so are the rewards. Pitches tilted past 40 degrees can be thrilling if you overcome your fears and tackle the terrain confidently. Learn how to self arrest and more. —Hillary Procknow
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.