GEAR THAT YOU MAY NEED TO LEARN HOW TO SKI BACKWARDS
While some may argue that any knowledgeable skier can learn how to ski backwards without any specific gear, most will disagree. Generally, a ski helmet is recommended.
Although a helmet is always a good idea when learning a new skill or when skiing in the terrain park, it is especially crucial to prevent trauma to the head.
In addition to the helmet, most skiers will recommend twin-tip skis. These are rounded and tip up at both ends, which prevent the tail of the skis from getting caught in the snow when the skier is skiing backwards. Skiers find these easier to maneuver in the terrain park and can generally be used all over the mountain, as well.