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How to Ski: Spines and Ridges

This type of terrain is ready-made to help you sharpen your technique—and have some fun on the hill.

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With the terrain falling away on both sides of you, a spine line or ridge is a great way to improve or practice your technique during your ski day. Seek out, don’t avoid, spine lines and ridges. Start with more moderate ridges to become comfortable with this type of terrain. SKI Mag Director of Instruction and PSIA team member Michael Rogan, demonstrates how to use this terrain to sharpen your skills—and have more fun on the hill.