Snow Sports

Keir Dillon

Keir Dillon couldn't concentrate. It was the February 2004 World Superpipe Championship in Park City, Utah, and the pipe's 18-foot walls were booming with the sound system's house music and the...

So Wrong It's Right

YOUR SPORT IS: SNOWBOARDING CHANGE-UP REGIMEN: STRENGTH WORK THE CONNECTION?: UPPER-BODY POWER "A weak torso is the snowboarder's nemesis," says Kipp, because the torso bears the...

So Wrong It's Right

YOUR SPORT IS: NORDIC SKIING CHANGE-UP REGIMEN: SWIMMING THE CONNECTION?: BACK STRENGTH Swimming provides the best all-around way to simulate the strength and endurance you'll...

The Great Ungroomed

SURF AND TURF If heli-skiing out of Points North Heli Adventures' comfy lodge, a converted cannery in Cordova, Alaska, isn't exotic enough, reserve the Maritime Maid, an 85...

The Great Ungroomed

THE CLASSICSForty years ago, Hans Gmoser founded the world's first heli-skiing lodge, in British Columbia's Bugaboo Mountains. It still remains the crown jewel of

The Great Ungroomed

POLAR, which pretty much invented the wireless heart-rate monitor, now has a wrist-top computer for the vertically inclined. The slick stainless-steel AXN500 ($329; 800-227-1314,

The New Right Stuff

(A) PATAGONIA's ultrawarm CLASSIC RETRO CARDIGAN is made mostly from reincarnated soda bottles. $169; 800-638-6464, www.patagonia.com (B)...

So Wrong It's Right

YOUR SPORT IS: DOWNHILL SKIING CHANGE-UP REGIMEN: TRAIL RUNNING THE CONNECTION?: AGILITY Any skier will benefit from proprioception training—that is, training the body to...

The Godfather of Holy Sh*t

TWO ENGINES START UP with a guttural purr, the sound muffled by knee-deep California powder. A hundred yards apart, separated by a mogul field, a pair of men mount their fidgety Polaris...

Snow Report 2005

Technology These Bindings Byte Is the world ready for a digital ski binding? ATOMIC aims to find out. Sensors inside its new NEOX EBM 412 monitor whether or not you're correctly...

Snow Report 2005

Goggles Eye Spy The SOLDIERS, a stylish set of lenses from SPY OPTIC, offer 100 percent UV protection and generous underside vents. For you, that means that the only thing...

Pitcher Perfect

MANGY MOOSE (Jackson, WY) True: A stuffed moose hangs from the ceiling. False: Ski patrollers jump off the balcony in attempts to ride the sleigh-pulling beast during their annual...

Flick Chick

Forget 15 minutes of fame. Ingrid Backstrom needed only 30 seconds to immortalize herself in the world of ski films. In Backstrom's first-ever action shot for Yearbook, a new release from...

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