Mastering Steeps – The Kick-Turn

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“A strong kick-turn is a skill that every big mountain skier should have in their quiver,” says Kaylin Richardson. “It allows you to switch directions without losing elevation.” 

Ready to tackle some seriously steep terrain this season? Richardson and SKI Magazine’s Co-Director of Instruction Eric Lipton have more steep skiing tips for intermediate and advanced skiers looking to conquer black and double-black diamonds. Enroll in the online course “Mastering Steeps” and get in-depth, step-by-step instruction on the techniques and tactics you need to successfully tackle adrenaline-pumping lines this season. Get the goods at