Snow Sports

Rab Infinity

TOUGH PUFFUltralight doesn't have to mean ultra-fragile. RAB's snug-fitting, midweight INFINITY is wrapped in a thin but unbelievably...

Merrell Westcott

TWO FOR ONEWith four big front pockets, a cool-looking, waterproof-breathable houndstooth or matte black fabric, and an easy-to-adjust, snug-fitting hood, the

Nau Rheostat

SPLIT PERSONALITYThe NAU RHEOSTAT is a rare bird: a fully functional resort ski jacket masquerading as a street-savvy winter puffy. The completely...

Aether Space Jacket

NEW FAITHFULYou know that old, beat-up cotton sweatshirt you always reach for? Meet its wintertime equivalent. From dawn-patrol ski tours to hitting the bars around Santa...

Better Late Than...

On November 26 at the Wheeler Opera House, in Aspen, Colorado, ski filmmaker Greg Stump will finally debut Legend of Aahhh's, the long (long, long)–awaited follow-up to his classic 1988 film...

Chris Rutgers

AGE: 36HOMETOWN: SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIAMISSION: TRANSFORM THE LIVES OF AT-RISK KIDS THROUGH ADVENTUREIN NOVEMBER 1992, at age 18, Rutgers left behind an abusive childhood in...

And Cats are Right Behind

Can't afford a heli? Hop a snowcat. Powder Mountain's Snowcat Powder Safari, which has served up Warren Miller–like steeps for three years, expands this year, opening up an additional 1...

Winter Rules

La Niña Is QueenIf you like your powder fresh and deep, make a beeline for the Pacific Northwest. "For Oregon, Washington, all the way up to British Columbia, it...

Bigger is Better

Our favorite ongoing trend at ski resorts: the opening of steep and challenging in-bounds terrain. Here's the best new stuff:THE CANYONS, UTAHIron Mountain, adjacent...

The Skies Are Clear

As they have for the past two seasons, budget-minded skiers will drive to local slopes instead of buying plane tickets to destination areas. Which means New England, Lake Tahoe, and Summit...

You Can Teach an Old Powderhound New Tricks

Three new programs that improve even the best skiers and riders:POWDER SCHOOL, WINTER PARK, COLORADOWinter Park's year-old, three-day Steep and Deep camp outfits...

Birds are Everywhere

For the first time in 40 years, heli-skiing returns to Lake Tahoe. With a new 100,000-acre private land lease, Pacific Crest Heli-Guides, run by an experienced Alaska guide, will fly groups of...

Know the Ropes

The proliferation of fat skis has turned everyone into a powder fiend. So if you want first tracks on the choicest runs on the mountain, it's important to be in the right place at the right time...

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