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Mountain Hardwear’s High Exposure GTX C-Knit Anorak won best breathability in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide ski jackets.  “During ski tours in Colorado and Wyoming, we slipped into the High Exposure in the morning and left it on all day, its supple and breathable Gore-Tex C-Knit fabric kept us…

We spent three days testing more than 100 new models. This is the kit that helped us get through.

With a pair of Army SPECS and a little ingenuity, Pit Viper’s cofounders built a brand that nobody could have predicted

Snow-sports lovers, it's time to give your bathroom an upgrade

Designed to handle a variety of snow-filled excursions, the Environ is made with a three-layer, waterproof polyester shell that can take a beating. While the outer is plenty breathable, Stio added pit zips to dump heat for high-output activities, like grueling early-morning skins.

Favorites include fire pits, food, and coffee

The nonprofit Skiku has brought nordic skiing to thousands of Native kids in Alaska, where access to the sport has historically been limited

We featured the Force Dry DX in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide page of the best gear care tools. “Slide your boots over the tubes, set the timer, and wake up to warm, moisture-free gear. Works with gloves, too,” wrote our tester.

This pair has been my favorite for seven years and hundreds of ski days

Pro skiers Chris Rubens and Greg Hill show us how to use safety gear for backcountry skiing

New to using skins? Pro skiers Greg Hill and Leah Evans discuss basic uphill techniques.

Take care of your waterproof soft goods with these expert tips

Base lodge closed? No problem. Turn your car into a private post-ski lounge.

Need to know what to wear for backcountry outings this winter? Pro skiers Drew Petersen and Mali Noyes walk us through it.

On skinny skis, access to socially distant outdoors time is easy. But picking out the right gear isn't.

Four days. Eighteen testers. More than 150 pairs of skis.

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