Marc Peruzzi

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Utah Versus Colorado—the Final Reckoning

There’s a ferocious battle for snowsports business being waged right now between these two western states. So who’s going to win the Wasatch-Front-versus-Front-Range wintry gear smackdown?

The U.S. Is Losing the Gear Arms Race

The Ralph Lauren sweaters are just an excuse to wrap ourselves in the illusion of patriotism—and the charade of insourcing.

Can Snowboarding Be Saved?

Shortsighted marketers might be running snowboarding into the ground, but it isn’t too late to save the sport

Burton Landlord Snowboard

Burton has been building snowboards in Vermont for more than 30 years. Along the way, it learned a thing or two about what makes a board well balanced.

Rossignol Super 7 Skis of the Year

Rossi is the industry leader when it comes to balancing rocker (upturned tip and tail), camber (for edge hold and glide), and taper (the pin shape in the front and back, which delivers a loose feel...

Behind the Lens

In the market for ski goggles? Here's what to look for this season.

Nordica Helldorado Skis

The Helldorado is nimble in strangled chutes but stable and absorbant when you’ve got room to open it up.

Blizzard Magnum 8.0 TI

The Magnum turns cleanly on hardpack while excelling off-trail

Head Super Shape Titan Skis

With a tight 14.3-meter turn radius, a powerful system-style binding, and Head’s World Cup race construction, this Austrian setup should have tossed us Yanks around by our Cinnabons.

Völkl Two Skis

A big part of the reason the new-to-the-line Two handled all condi- tions well is that it features subtle taper in the tail and tip, meaning the widest part of the ski is farther back on the shovel.

Rossignol Squad 7 Skis

The Squad used to be too powerful for mere mortals, but this year it’s 20 percent lighter. The rocker is far less abrupt than on Rossi’s older powder skis, and thanks to the tapered honeycomb tip and...

Nordica Fire Arrow EDT Skis

At 84 millimeters underfoot, the Fire Arrow was one of the fatter new frontside skis

Faction Candide 4.0 Skis

Smaller brands like Faction typically get mixed reviews, but testers gave these agile big boys high marks. Our test samples revealed top-notch construc- tion and flat, hard bases. A mix of balsa wood...

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