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Backcountry Skiing Skills Articles

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    Avalanches, Part 1: The Basics

    Learn the basics of avalanches, including potential hazards, types of avalanches and contributing factors. Part 1 of a 4-part series.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 95 reviews
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    Avalanches, Part 2: Snow Tests

    Learn how to test snow stability in the backcountry. This article covers snow pits, the Rutschblock test and Extended Column Test (ECT).

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 31 reviews
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    Avalanches, Part 3: Reducing Risk

    Find out how to reduce your risk in avalanche terrain. This article covers warning signs, route selection, human elements and safety gear.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 30 reviews
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    Backcountry Travel in Winter

    Learn the different ways to travel in the backcountry in winter, including telemark and randonee skiing, snowshoeing and splitboarding.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 5 reviews
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    Beginner's Guide to Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

    Thinking about trying backcountry skiing and snowboarding? Learn what gear and training is required before you can head out.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 4 reviews
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    How to Choose, Trim and Attach Splitboard Climbing Skins

    Learn how to choose climbing skins for your splitboard and trim them to fit. Includes videos.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 5 reviews
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    How to Train for Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

    Get training tips and exercises to help you prepare for a backcountry ski or snowboard tour.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 5 reviews
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    Off-Piste Skiing Techniques

    Become more confident with skiing off-piste terrain by learning three key skiing techniques: blocking pole plants, hop turns and kick turns.

    rated 5 out of 5 with 7 reviews