Snow Sports

Fast

a) All-mountain skis always claim to do everything, but Nordica's Hot Rod Top Fuel XBS Piston Controls back it up with powder-perfect width, titanium-reinforced sidewalls...

A Whole New Whirl

Rumor has it that Roland Brunner, like other privately trained Swiss helicopter pilots, can pour wine into a glass on the ground from a bottle attached to the chopper's landing skids. It's a...

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...

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...

The Hot List

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Nordic Revolutionary

Cross-country skiing in the U.S. suffers from the soccer syndrome—lots of people do it, but nobody watches the pros. The fact that our Olympians have earned just one medal, in 1976, hasn't...

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...

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)...

Rising Star

Flahr is the new stud in Teton Gravity Research's talent pen. In January 2005, the film company invited him down to HQ in Teton Village, Wyoming, for an informal tryout. Flahr didn't disappoint:...

Freshest Mortgages

Want to vacation like a billionaire? Welcome to the world of fractional ownership, where scores of property-owning options at the nation's top resorts are on the table for literally a fraction...

Best Lay

These days, a luxury arms race rages among high-end resorts. (Slumber under our duvets of goose down hand-plucked by virginal Swiss maidens! Marinate in our pomegranate facials!) But these...

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...

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,...

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...

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