Snow Sports

Most Chill Lounge Acts

Swilling slopeside after a day of ripping powder and thrashing moguls is a beloved alpine tradition. Here are five base-of-the-mountain bars where, as the libations flow, the stories are...

Supreme Caffeine

Rousing yourself at the rooster's cry for fresh tracks is no easy feat. But more cafés than ever are roasting their own beans and treating the resulting brew like fine wine, leaving myriad...

Newest Trickster Terrain

A 15-year-old launching 50 feet over a monster gap may be sheer lunacy to some old-schoolers, but that kid represents a new generation of resortgoers. Slopes across the map have amped up their...

Snow Jobs

Pining for turns but not willing to ditch your career? Don't worry—you don't have to be a liftie to ski like one. Here are four winners who balance work and play....

Slick!

Ice Queen Lib-Tech Dark Series Length tested: 161 The radically designed Dark Series Magnetraction comes with a secret weapon that can turn East Coast ice...

Sexiest Sponsorship

"I myself am not a porn star," says Carrie Jo Chernoff, 31, a top-ranked big-mountain specialist on the world freeskiing tour. It's an assumption the Crested Butte, Colorado–based skier has...

Supercharged Recharge

After a few days of banging down icy East Coast bumps, the beer-and-Advil combo stops working. You need professional healing. The new daylong Skier Recovery Package at Stoweflake Mountain Resort...

Pipe Queen

When top U.S. freestyle skier Kristi Leskinen drops into the Aspen superpipe this January at ESPN's Winter X Games, expect the following: an audacious rodeo 720 (two backward, off-axis flips)...

Before and Après

From left, on her, nylon jacket ($129) by BEN SHERMAN; cashmere turtleneck ($198) by JUICY COUTURE; cotton skirt ($159) by MISS SIXTY; suede boots ($180) by UGG. On...

Slick!

The Confidence Builder Fischer AMC 76 Length tested: 182 // Sidecut: 120-76-106 (tip-waist-tail) Wood-core skis are justly celebrated for their lively feel,...

Newest Rush

As if the 1,500 feet of up to 45-degree treeless chutes and pine glades in Aspen's Highland Bowl (hike-to terrain only) weren't enough to max out your lung capacity and singe your quads, this...

Sweetest Steeps

At first glance, Moonlight Basin, Montana, wears a sleepy smile with its skein of lazy, near-empty blue runs, but beware: That soporific grin hides fangs. Just look up—way up—to the...

Who You Calling Good?

YOU SEE THEM occasionally: a skier ghosting through trees in total control, a climber spidering up a sheer rock face with ease, a poised surfer rocketing out of a perfect barrel. They're the...

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