Snow Sports

Calendar

NOV 21-24 America's Opening Park City, UT Beer, bands, and Bogner suits are part of the fun of this event, which opens America's annual World Cup ski racing season....

Fresh Tracks

Sick TricksIT ONLY TOOK ABOUT A DECADE for 4.3 million Americans to switch from skis to a snowboard. Now, youth-driven skater culture has upped the ante again. Enter the snowskate, a...

Tactics

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Steals

NICE PACKAGES EAST: Stave off weekend prices and save about $35 per day by skiing midweek with Vermont's Ski the Valley program. You get two ski areas in the deal: Sugarbush and...

Girth Matters

REMEMBER THOSE images from the late nineties of skiers leaning into lay-down turns without poles? Forget them. And while you're at it, forget everything you've ever heard about the radical...

Pay Now, Shine Later

MOST ADULTS INVEST about as much time fitness training for winter sports as children do for hurling snowballs. Dumb move, says Kevin Sweeney, head ski coach at the University of Utah, where the...

Prewinter Jump Start

CONSIDER THIS sad tale: Last year a friend—we'll call him Steve—had to cancel a ski trip to Whistler after he severely wrenched his neck when his clock-radio alarm went off blaring Guns N' Roses...

Five Steps to Maximum Immunity

WINTER HEALTH ISN'T just a roll of the dice, says David Nieman, a professor of exercise science at Appalachian State University and co-author of the book Nutrition and Exercise...

Cool Threads Need to Breathe

YOU'VE GOT A TRAINING PLAN. Now retire that college sweatshirt to dishtoweldom, get the proper clothes, and use them right. Here are the golden rules, courtesy of Hal Thomson, a member of the...

Cold Heaven

Thule District WHERE THE HELL? 2,000 miles north of Greenland's capital, Nuuk. WHAT IN THE WORLD? Greenland's Thule District is one of the last pockets of isolation...

South for the Summer

Q: I will be on New Zealand's South Island the last week in August and am looking for information on the best ski areas, heli-skiing trips, and lodging. I am having difficulty...

Down Time

THE COLLECTIVO SPED down the valley, flicking past cornfields and eucalyptus groves and little adobe villages where tomato-cheeked women in bowler hats and Day-Glo skirts squatted in the dust,...

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