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How to ski powder

5 Lessons Estimated time - 45 Min

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AVALANCHE SAFETY | 4 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN FREERIDING

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AVALANCHE SAFETY | 4 ESSENTIAL TIPS FOR STAYING SAFE WHEN FREERIDING

Tips in tutorial:

  • 01:03 Tip 1: Check the avalanche bulletin
  • 03:04 Tip 2: Know the terrain traps
  • 04:07 Tip 3: Safe skiing
  • 04:31 Tip 4: Equipment

In this video, we are going follow Liz our winter mountain guide on the mountain and learn about avalanche safety and four key areas where if you follow them you can reduce the amount of risk you take when freeriding. No matter what you do you will take some risk when you are going freeriding so it is important to learn as much as possible and try to use all the information you have to make choices. Please consider taking an avalanche safety course to better your knowledge!

Useful links to avalanche bulletins:

Europe http://www.avalanches.org/eaws/en/main.php
Switzerland: https://www.slf.ch/
Austria: http://www.lawinen.at/
France: http://www.vigimeteo.com/PREV/V/
Italy: http://www.meteomont.gov.it/infoMeteo/
Canada: https://www.avalanche.ca/map
USA: https://avalanche.org/ (not to be confused with avalanches.org in Europe!)

This video was made thanks to support from Scott-Sports #noshortcuts
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How to ski powder | 10 Tips

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How to ski powder | 10 Tips

Tips in the tutorial:

  • 00:30 Tip 1: Ski choice
  • 01:10 Tip 2: Dust on crust
  • 01:34 Tip 3: Skiing position
  • 01:54 Tip 4: Skis close together
  • 02:13 Tip 5: Ski short runs
  • 02:30 Tip 6: The essential up / down
  • 03:05 Tip 7: Turn on top
  • 04:08 Tip 8: Pole planting
  • 04:55 Tip 9: Turn with the terrain
  • 05:36 Tip 10: "Big mountain turns"
This video was made thanks to support from Scott-Sports #noshortcuts
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10 SKI HACKS FOR FREERIDE SKIERS

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10 SKI HACKS FOR FREERIDE SKIERS

Hacks in the tutorial:

  • 00:15 Hack 1: Crashing in powder
  • 01:10 Hack 2: 1 skin skate hack
  • 02:08 Hack 3: Skin off trick
  • 02:52 Hack 4: Keep skins dry / warm
  • 03:30 Hack 5: Carry duct tape
  • 04:06 Hack 6: Measuring steepness
  • 05:38 Hack 7: Build a bench
  • 06:04 Hack 8: Mountain snacks
  • 06:48 Hack 9: Don’t be a tool, carry one
  • 07:14 Hack 10: Fill in holes on the go / ski base repair
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HOW TO DROP ON SKIS | CLIFF DROPPING

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HOW TO DROP ON SKIS | CLIFF DROPPING

Steps / Tips in the tutorial

  • 00:42 Prerequistes plus how to jump on skis
  • 01:56 Fear management
  • 02:51 Appropriate skis
  • 03:10 First drop
  • 04:44 How to land
  • 05:00 Build up to larger cliffs
  • 05:30 Absorbing
  • 06:40 The Backslap
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5 FUN SKI TRICKS TO DO IN POWDER

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5 FUN SKI TRICKS TO DO IN POWDER

Tricks in the tutorial:

  • 00:55 Trick 1: Powder frontroll
  • 01:32 Trick 2: How to 180 Drop on skis
  • 02:24 Trick 3: How to switch revert in powder
  • 03:14 Trick 4: How to slash on skis
  • 04:44 Trick 5: Slash combos
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