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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.

In February, our team of testers headed to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to try out new skis from every major brand in the industry

Cold hands, tired feet, and wet bottoms will ruin your ski day, so investing in quality gear for those areas is worth it

Going to the bathroom while skiing is notoriously difficult. These bottoms ease the burden.

One writer's meditation on the confusing world of snow-sports apparel

The Classic Give'r gloves have been our gear editor Jeremy Rellosa's most used, versatile, and durable cold-weather work gloves

You can't put a price on the peace of mind that comes with good gear organization

The answer depends on your skill level, your feet, and your body type

Our favorite models for everything from frontside groomers to sidecountry pow

In this installment of The 101 from contributor Bryan Rogala, he walks us through the different types of ski jackets on the market

First criterion: they can't overlap with your ski socks

Our resident gear expert is a fan of rising at the crack of dawn to get a couple laps in

The Recon BT is a user-friendly avalanche beacon with all the features you need for a quick, efficient search. Its three antenna design reduces signal spikes, which drastically improves accuracy during a search when compared to more traditional two antenna beacons, and the 60-meter circular range allows you to pick…

This dorky little windshield wiper is the world's most effective tool for cleaning your goggles

Don’t knock them until you try them. Made from down insulation and a DWR-coated nylon shell, the behind-the-head design helps the 180’s fit comfortably over your ears and can be worn with other headwear and head protection.

Gear editor Ben Fox walks us through what makes Backcountry's first ski jacket and bibs perfect for a day on the hill

Ski-apparel brand Spyder dropped by our offices to show off some of the new gear for 2019

A free trip to Sweden, apparel, lift tickets, a ski lesson, and a plus-one included

Gear editor Ariella Gintzler walks us through new 2019 gear from Gregory, Outdoor Research, and Scarpa.

The Smith I/O was already one of our favorite pairs of goggles—and now it’s even better, thanks to a new magnetic lens-swapping system

Finally, a ski for women that excels in all conditions, from hardpack to powder to tight trees

The super-comfy ThermoBall Traction Mules are as happy hanging out in the snow as they are around a fire back at the lodge

This simple, affordable product will protect your expensive eyewear

The Oyuki Pep Trigger Mitts ($140) are a favorite of gear editor Ben Fox.

Gear editor Ben Fox takes a drive up to Ski Santa Fe with the new Küat Grip 4 Ski Rack ($349)

The hipster brand's new ski apparel line is more about fashion than function. But if making the sport trendy gets more women on snow, then that’s OK.

It snowed at Keystone this week. It's time to get ready.

Yesterday, the big-box retailer launched a new gear site with Black Diamond as one of its featured brands, allegedly without permission

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