Skiing How-Tos

My skis have been sitting in the closet for about a year. How can I get them ready for the slopes?

» Learn How to Get Your Skis Slope-Ready
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Get Your Skis Slope-Ready

My skis have been sitting in the closet for about a year. How can I get them ready for the slopes?

» Learn How to Get Your Skis Slope-Ready

Ski in Costume

Because nothing takes the edge off like making a fool of yourself.

» Learn How to Ski in Costume

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Prevent Skiing Injuries

What kind of damage do bumps do to your body? What can I do to strengthen beforehand and counteract the aftereffects?

» Learn How to Prevent Skiing Injuries

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Become a Better Skier in 5 Days

The hard part was getting the week off. Now make the most of your time on the slopes by following our expert advice.

» Learn How to Become a Better Skier in 5 Days

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Teach Your Kids to Ski

Getting kids up on sticks can be a dodgy proposition. Should you use a harness or a Hula hoop? Bribe with hot chocolate or pull the ripcord when the whining begins? Attach the tips or just let ‘em rip?

» Learn How to Teach Your Kids to Ski

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Make a Ski Sling

Here's a cheap, easy way to carry your skis without killing your shoulders or thwacking your buddy.

» Learn How to Make a Ski Sling

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Stroll Away from a Fall

Riding the ragged edge of your skill level is key if you want to break through in any sport, so brutal endoes, yard sales, and whippers are de rigueur.

» Learn How to Stroll Away from a Fall


Plan the Cheapest Ski Trip

If you’re like me, a tiny piece of you dies whenever a friend gets a cheaper deal than you on a ski vacation. With a little research and planning, though, you can prevent this situation from ever happening again.

» Learn How to Plan the Cheapest Ski Trip


Become a Ski Patroller

It’s easy enough to sign up for ski-patrol training and qualifying courses—provided you live near a resort mountain. The hard part: actually passing the test and earning the privilege of wearing one of those cool red jackets.

» Learn How to Become a Ski Patroller

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