How to ski when NO chairlifts are running

I started backcountry skiing only this winter. The ski season ended abruptly when the Coronavirus closed the resorts, but the gorgeous snow-covered mountains were still there. Backcountry skiing aka alpine touring aka skinning up requires a different set of equipment than that used when riding lifts. Here I’ll give you a brief introduction to backcountry […]

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How NOT to have bruised shins

How NOT to have bruised shins aka how to properly wear your ski boots Follow this to a tee, and you’ll ski pain-free.  A fellow ski instructor told me to work your boots like you’d work a woman: top to bottom. OMG! Did I just say that? So improper! But you get the idea. Start […]

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