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When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack

Six pairs of sticks that can keep up

The stuff we've owned for ages that we couldn't adventure without

Picking up a new sport? Repurposing these five items will save you some dough.

Learning to ski can be overwhelming. Here we help you narrow down what gear you need to take your skills to the next level.

When it comes to holiday giving, you should never have to choose. This year, our editors have pulled together 68 perfect ideas—priced from $4 to $50,000—guaranteed to make anyone on your list feel like a million bucks.

As backcountry skiing has boomed, so has splitboarding. In the past five years, participation has quadrupled, and companies from Black Diamond to Burton to K2 have tossed their hats into the ring with split-specific gear.

Cyclists, climbers, alpine skiers, and trail runners are all crossing over to nordic skate skiing for two simple reasons—it’s fun as hell, and it delivers a freakishly efficient full-body workout. First know this: skate skis aren’t alpine skis; you don’t choose them by length 
alone.

Outside picks the best gear for your alpine-touring setup, including the K2 WayBack skis.

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Icebreaker Oasis Crewe Razor Shirt.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Jones Snowboards Mountain Twin.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Fischer RCS Carbonlite Skating Hole skis.

It's the little things that can make or break your day on the slopes.

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