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Skiing “backwards” also known as “switch” is an essential skill for skiers in the terrain park, teaching a child, or just increasing clout on the mountain. It is a foundational skill that should not be overlooked. In this post we are going to go over how to ski backwards, and look cool doing it.  A prerequisite for learning to ski backwards is being very comfortable skiing forwards, with proper form (parallel skis, controlled stops, turns, and edges) and being able to ski some of the more difficult terrain at your home mountain. If you plan to take this skill into...

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