In the Beginning

An Overview of Last Season's Ski Gear

    Photo: Eyewire

As the ski industry gears up for the 2004-05 season, we pause in this heady, pre-winter mad rush to reflect back on the ski equipment and apparel that challenged our “thou shall not covet” impulse last year. Sure, these items may not qualify as the latest and greatest in gear…but reliable equipment is still reliable, and chances are you can swing a good close-out deal on one—or several—of these pieces.

Break the Ice
When the frost bites hard, fight back with the latest winter hydration systems

Glove Affair
Put your hands together for the newest crop of toasty, weatherproof winter gloves

You Know You Want It (from December 2003’s Gift Guide)
Telemark Skis, Snowshoes, Goggles, Jackets, and More

The Soft-Shell Game
Your prescription for matching next-generation outerwear with your favorite winter pursuit is ready

Buying Right
Sled your way into the future with a revolutionary new trio of bunny-slope bombers

Buyer’s Guide 2004
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