Snow Sports

Go Like a Pro

PRICE: $572 1. Cross-Country Ski Snow Mountain Ranch, COLORADO THE DEAL: Kick and glide for a week along 60 miles of groomed nordic trails near Fraser, Colorado....

Italy: The Right Gear

SKIS: A titanium-reinforced core and a generous 108mm-wide shovel help the Atomic R:11 Betapuls-ti power through glacial crud, while a svelte 70mm waist snaps quick turns in pinched...

365 Days of Winter

NEW ZEALAND [Craigieburn] The official stats—three rope tows and 1,650 vertical feet—give the illusion that this is a pip-squeak of a ski area. Don't be misled. This best known...

Sweden: The Right Gear

BOARD: The Burton T6 is the first plank built around the same aluminum-honeycomb material found inside helicopter rotors. That translates into a light, snappy board that initiates precise...

Riksgränsen: Scandinavian Strut

"THAT'S RIGHT BABY! You know what I like! Kill me now!" the lead singer of Riksgränsen Hotell's employee band screams into the mike. A sweaty knot of drunken snowboarders slam-dance at his...

119 Down, Five to Go

Certainly, overseas powder has its appeal. But Nick Palazzetti has found enough steep and deep stateside to keep him occupied every season since 1978. This winter, barring injury or untimely...

Rising Star

Name: Sage Cattabriga-AlosaAge: 23Gig: Fusion skiingHometown: Alta, UtahHeight: 5' 10"Weight: 145 lbsFUSION WHAT

The Merry Huckster

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa is Outside's November 2003 Rising Star—and for good reason. The 23-year-old Utah native is one of the hottest names in fusion skiing, an extreme style that crosses...

The Trip Fantastic

RENT YOUR OWN TROPICAL ISLAND The Impossible Dream: Necker Island, British Virgin Islands Cost: $22,500-$36,000 per day, all-inclusive. You Get: a staff-to-guest...

Go Like a Pro

PRICE: $694 4. Spring-Ski Whistler, BRITISH COLUMBIA THE DEAL: Crash for five nights in a cushy queen-size bed next to a glowing fireplace at the three-star...

The Universal Language of Pow

READY TO GRAB FRESH BIG AIR? We've got hemispheres of the white stuff—and timely beta on boosting your stamina, choosing the right equipment, and finding singular steeps close to home. Who...

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