Snow Sports

Bode Miller Needs a Hug

HEY, BODE! Thanks for coming over. Sit down, please. Can I get you something to drink? What—you're skiing later? So beer, right?...

2006-2007 Ski Reviews

Elan M1111 Sidecut: 161/121/141While it may have the best graphics on the market, this huge, heavy powder ski should only be let lose on vast Alaskan faces. Turn...

2006-2007 Ski Reviews

Nordica Speedmachine Mach 3 Sidecut: 119/72/104Testers found the Mach 3 very responsive and confidence inducing. No surprise that the ski performed better at higher...

2006-2007 Ski Reviews

Elan Magfire 12 Sidecut: 116/76/102This wood core ski proved versatile and responsive. Our testers liked its medium-stiff feel and appreciated the way it absorbed...

2006-2007 Ski Reviews

Dynastar Contact 11 Sidecut: 122/72/102The Contact 11 proved stable and responsive at all speeds and, thanks to a cap-construction tip and tail, initiated and...

Land of the Rising Fun

I'VE JUST TAKEN A 90-MINUTE TRAIN RIDE southeast from Tokyo, past the industrial waterfront of Tokyo Bay and the rice fields of Chiba prefecture to the quiet fishing village of Ichinomiya. A...

Sacre Black and Bleu!

THE FRENCH, LIKE MOST OF THE WORLD, play football with their feet. That's one hurdle that 27-year-old linebacker Philippe Gardent, who just signed a one-year contract with the Washington...

Ski and Be Seen

ENVY THE TRUSTAFARIAN: his Sahara-weary Blundstones, his digicam full of pics from his heli-skiing trip in New Zealand, his endless free time to pursue such far-flung travels. Is there...

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