Ready to hit the slopes? We partnered with Robin Barnes of the Professional Ski Instructors of America (PSIA) to teach you the basics. In this video, we cover everything from your ski stance to controlling your speed with a wedge and connecting turns down the mountain.

What you need to know:

Stance and how to stay balanced – 0:36
The basic Wedge position – 1:33
Walking uphill with skis on – 2:53
Turning with a Wedge – 5:32
Linking Wedge turns – 7:26

We also made a video on how to put on your ski gear—check that out here:


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