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10+ Tricky Ways Perform Fancy Stunts Skiing

By Kapil Sapkota / 8 November 2023 06:54 AM

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Perform Fancy Stunts Skiing using tricks that include Ski Slide, Lip Slide, Ollie Out, Nollie Out, BS 270 Out, and many more. 

Skiing tricks are great adventures in themselves. However, proper skills and safety are always a major concern.

Half-pipe skiing is one of the most risky stunts and is performed on a half-pipe. The half-pipe itself is made out of snow and is around 22 feet tall. The sport has been part of the Olympic Games since the 2014 Winter Olympic Games.

Before the emergence of freeskiing, skiing was simply about weaving your way down a big snow slope in the fastest or most stylish way possible.

It is important to learn the freeskiing terms such as axes, categories, positions, etc. before starting the stunts.

In this guide, we have described some of the most popular skiing tricks, from basic to advanced ones.

Ski Slide

Ski Slide is a basic jibbing and one of the best skiing tricks for beginners, sliding the obstacle perpendicular to the surface.

How to perform?

Determine which foot you prefer as your front foot for sliding before doing this stunt. Get a push at your back from a friend while you are standing. The leg you put forward after you move will be your leading leg.

1. Ride up to the obstacle with your legs bent, pushing off upward with your knees and shoulders. Beginners can use their leading leg primarily to push off.

2. Turn your legs 90 degrees while pushing off. Keep your shoulder remain in the same position. Make sure the noses of your skis don't hit the obstacles on the entries.

3. Try to keep your center of weight in the middle once you land on the obstacle. Your legs should have a width as your shoulder.

4. Your legs may fly out during your first tries. You'll require time to learn to control your center of weight.

5. To jump off the obstacle, first hold your body position. Turn your legs and skis nose forward back to their original position.

Lip Slide

Almost similar to the Ski Slide. The only difference is you bring the tails over the obstacle instead of the noses.

How to perform?

Before performing this jibbing trick, you need to have an idea of the length of your skis and where their tails end.

1. Push off harder on entry. Draw your heels up to your back and bring the tail over the obstacle.

2. The rest of the trick is similar to the Ski Slide.

Ollie Out

Ollie Out is the stunt that involves getting off the rail in Ollie.

How to perform?

1. Start with a little swing at the end of the rail. Bend forward by pointing noses down.

2. Straighten your knees and point the tips up.

Nollie Out

Nolie Out trick includes getting off the rail in Nollie.

How to perform?

1. Lean backward a bit at the end of the rail.

2. Now quickly bend your knees and point the tails up.

BS 270 Out

An exit in which you perform a 270-degree spin in the same direction as your entry.

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How to perform?

1. Lower your front leg nose slightly as you are approaching the end of the obstacle. Lean on the inner edge of the ski and use it to make the spin.

2. Push off of the obstacle and use your shoulders to turn while using your legs.

3. Make sure the noses of your skis don’t hit the obstacle.

FS 270 Out

An exit where you make a 270-degree turn in the front side direction. You land in a switch.

How to perform?

1. Lower your front leg tail slightly as you’re approaching the end of the obstacle. Lean on the inner edge of the front leg ski and use it to start spinning.

2. Don't forget to push off the obstacle and turn your shoulders while using your legs.

FS Swap

Swapping your leading leg while on the obstacle.

How to perform?

Before trying FS Swap, you must know the 180 and FS 270 jumps. Additionally, you are required to use your pivot leg as the leading.

1. At first, perform the same foot/body movements as in FS 270 Out, so that you will have time to land at the end of the obstacle in your new stance.

2. You should work on doing the transition earlier and increase your time on the second stance.

3. It is recommended to practice on a box rather than a jump. Lower the ski tail and lean on the inner edge. 

As soon as you start rotating, bring your legs together and press them strongly against one another, so that your skis stay parallel and feet together.

BS Transition

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Learn BS 270 and excel in using your pivot leg as the leading before learning BS transition.

How to perform?

1. The BS Transition is performed in the same way as the entry and is best done in a single. The seamless movement is performed immediately after landing on the obstacle continuing to twist the shoulders.

As the transition is done blind, keep your eyes on your legs during the jibbing.

2. If you need the transition executed further along the obstacle, develop the spin by lowering the nose of your leading leg. Push off the obstacle and turn your shoulders sharply.

Make sure you don't hit the obstacle with the nose of your skis. Keep your eyes on your legs.


A transition where you don't come off the rail.

How to perform?

A surface transition is done at the rails. It is easier than a regular transition when performed on boxes and dance floors. However, it's quite challenging and dangerous on narrow rails. Beginners are not recommended for this stunt.

1. Lower the nose or tail of your leading ski while sliding on a box (depending on whether you want an FS or BS transition)

2. Once you begin to turn, bring your feet together and press them forcefully against each other to make them parallel to the rail.

3. When you finish the most dangerous part, you can place your legs at a comfortable distance and continue skiing in your new stance.

Fakie Tails

Landing on the rail from the switch, bringing the tails over the rail.

How to perform?

This transition involves landing on the rail from the switch bringing the tails over the rails. There is less chance of catching the rail than in a switch lip.

It is still more challenging and risky and should be tackled after the switchlip.

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1. Find a small kicker to warm up. Do some right‑arched 180 switches or diagonal while trying to raise your tails as high as you can.

2. Look over your left shoulder while approaching the rail.

3. Launch and put the tails over the rail without hitting it.

4. It is important that you don't over-spin. Most riders have a tendency to spin unnecessarily.

5. Land perpendicularly to the rail. Your legs may slip off or it will feel so during your first transitions.

Nose Press

A slide with the rail under the noses, not under the boots. The closer to the tips, the better the transition.

How to perform?

In this jibbing, you slide with the rail under the noses but not the boots.

1. You are required to jump onto a rail to enter a nose press while slightly leaning back.

2. As soon as you jump on, you will start to slip off. Shift your weight forward, draw your shoulders up over the rail, and push down with your shins.

3. It will take time to learn nose press properly regardless of your level. Stick to it for improved progress.


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A one-leg performed slide. The ski is parallel to the obstacle and your free leg balances against the side of the rail.

How to perform?

This slide is performed with a single leg. The leg is placed parallel to the rail, not perpendicular. Your free leg balances against the side of the rail.

1. It is better to use a low and wide box for practice to prevent hitting from crotch when falling off.

2. Ride up straight to the obstacle and step onto it with your left leg. You don't need to jump from the side straight away.

3. Keep your right leg lower, raise the ski nose of your right leg, and press against your left leg.

4. If you can't catch your balance and make it to the end of the obstacle, try exiting to your right.

Tail Press

This slide is performed closer to the tail, not on the center of the skis.

How to perform?

The ski trick is done with the part of the skis closer to the tail. You need to shift your weight back onto your heels.

1. Start with a regular ski slide entry.

2. Once you reach the obstacle, bend your knees and sit down bringing your skis forward.

3. You can turn one shoulder in the direction you're moving towards to make the slide look more styling.

BS 270 In

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A 270-degree spin performed on an obstacle.

How to perform?

BS 270 In is the most popular spin performed on an obstacle. An obstacle with a low approach is recommended for practice.

You can start it by jumping a 180 over the obstacle. A backside transition skill will also help you perform the spin.

1. Start pushing off with both feet but put your weight more on the foot further away from the obstacle on entry.

2. Fly out of the jump, and begin turning your body before turning your legs. Complete the move when you're sure that the tips are above the obstacle.

3. Look at the beginning of the obstacle during rotation, not on your legs.

4. Rotate your body and head in the direction of movement after you land on the obstacle.

5. Press your knees forcefully on the exit so that your skis become parallel to each other in the air.

Lip 270 In

A blind-performed entry, spinning 270 degrees with your back to the obstacle.

How to perform?

This jibbing is interesting as it is performed blind, meaning that there will be no reference points while spinning the first 180 degrees, as you complete the rotation with your back to the obstacle.

1. On entry, you should push off upward with your legs and make a hard spin with your shoulders

2. Once you see the obstacle, it will be your reference point.

3. Bring your tails over the obstacle while in the blind spot.

4. While preparing for 180 degrees, bring over the noses and watch where the obstacle begins.

5. After landing, your body should be in the direction of movement.

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