Pro skier Jeremy Benson recently returned from his first ski trip to Europe. Here are five lessons he learned in the steep-skiing mecca of Chamonix, France—from how to ski steeps to why you sometimes need to wear a harness while skiing.
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