1) Basic Box Grind
The first step in taking your skiing from rudimentary to freestyle is to master the basic box grind.
The basic box grind refers to a jump and movement along a box or rail. Mastering this skiing trick requires various slopestyle skills and, once finessed, will serve as a great foundation for further tricks.
To practice this trick, you’ll either need to find a specific rail or box designed for grinding. Start with a lower box and approach with your skies perpendicular to it. Then, onto the scary part: jump and turn ninety degrees so you’re facing away from the box.
Balance is key – you want your feet to be shoulder width apart, and your shoulders and body straight. As you approach the end of the box, you’ll need to turn again to realign your skies with the box. You can use the edge of the box to give you leverage as you dismount.