Resort Picks: Gems
Five refreshingly undeveloped resorts
Styles for Resort Skiers
Are Your Ready for Ski Season?
You'd better be: You just paid $87 for your lift ticket. Follow our preseason fitness plan and make last year's halfhearted half-days a distant memory.
Is there a sleek watch with loads of ski features out there?
I'm looking for a watch for my husband that offers ski features, such as number of runs, speed, vertical for individual runs, and total vertical. Measuring distances would be good, too, as he is also a runner. I'm willing to spend up to $500 and would like it to look good (maybe something in titanium). Debbie New York, New York
The craziest way to spread the gospel about North Dakota's enormous, untapped wind power? Kite-ski the bastard.
How did Billy Poole, an aspiring big-mountain skier, die during his first Warren Miller shoot?
The Master Plan
A sport-by-sport guide to everything you need to excel.
Which hydration pack will prevent liquids from freezing while skiing?
What is your recommendation on a hydration pack that will keep fluids from freezing? Ideally itd be small enough for resort use, but big enough to carry an extra layer, snacks, goggles, and possibly the option of straps for ski/board carry. Tony Montreal, Quebec
These Pictures Are Worth 2,965 Words
At least that's what veteran action photographer Tony Harrington told us. So when he assembled a team of world-class athletes and brought them to a secret spot in New Zealand where you can ski and surf in the same day, we agreed to send a writer. Too bad he never mentioned the midgies.
What are your thoughts on snowboarding with an ice axe?
I took a nasty 300 foot slide on a hard-packed, black diond slope after slipping while snowboarding. On the way down I intersected with a tree and have lived to tell the tale. I would like some advice on an ice axe or smaller device that I could use to stop myself in the next hair-losing slide like that. Any ideas? Kirk Olivehurst, California
Skiing the Lyngen Peninsula
Which cross-country skis work best in the backcountry?
Im an alpine skier but would like to bomb through the fresh Iowa powder (when we get it) on cross-country skis. I prefer skis that are for off-trail but that can also take some turns down the gullies. Any recommendations? Steve Iowa City, Iowa
Can you give me a run-down of the top womens all-mountain skis?
I'd like to get my 17-year-old daughter (53) a pair of downhill skis. She's an excellent skier, more graceful than aggressive. Can you recommend something? Also, is there a website where I could find her a good used pair for less money? Jane Larchmont, New York
Where is the best place for an expert skier to go heliskiing?
Where do ski patrollers go heliskiing? I'm an expert skier looking to pull the trigger on heliskiing this year, probably in BC. I'm willing to pay for a little luxury, but don't want to be surrounded by intermediates who just happen to have the money. Dan G. London, England