Snow Sports

Berkshire Beauty

Bostonians flock to the Berkshires in summer, but in winter the region is overlooked. Which is fine by the locals, who cross-country-ski and snowshoe over rolling hills and hit the mellow slopes...

The 9 Best Adventure Lodges of 2012

From Jay Peak in Vermont to the Alaska Range, we round up nine cozy winter lodges that put you slopeside for La Niña's best powder dumps....

Breakaway Speed

In January, the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship makes its American debut, in...

Your Own Private Ski Mountain

This winter, ski-pass discounter Liftopia introduces private resort rentals. Yes, that's right: you and your buddies can now have an entire...

My Favorite 5: Mike Hattrup

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming  I’m not interested in making 15 turns and then traversing—I want my legs to be...

My Favorite 5: Billy Kidd

As Told to Gordy Megroz 1. Steamboat, ColoradoSkiing is a family sport, and in Steamboat, off any lift, you have a variety of trails that can...

Custom Ski Boots

Boots are the linchpin of your skiing setup for one simple reason: if they don’t fit properly, your technique will suffer. If you can’t find a boot on the shelf that conforms to the...

My Favorite 5: Glen Plake

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Chamonix, France If you like a mountain in its natural state—not always prepared by groomers—then Chamonix is the best. You...

Rise to the Top

The Theory: When deployed, air bags increase buoyancy, making it more likely that a rider will remain at the surface of a slide. Inflated, they also help protect the wearer...

Groomed for Success

I’m standing near the finish line, next to a couple of local ski-racer boys, during the second of two runs at the 2011 U.S. Alpine Championships. It’s early April in Winter Park,...

Snow Sense

Plenty of ski and weather apps provide snowfall estimates, but if you want specifics—like which resort, Vail or A-Basin, got the bigger dump in the last storm—

Behind the Curve

Ted Ligety doesn’t think so. The three-time World Cup giant-slalom champ and Olympic gold medalist sounded off in mid-August after trying the longer, straighter skis mandated by the...

Another Run

It’s time to give Sandy Vietze a break. If you’re familiar with the young ski racer’s story, you probably just rolled your eyes and wondered aloud how anybody could possibly...

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