2017 Winter Gear Guide
The newest skis, boots, poles, gloves, packs, helmets and goggles, coats, pants, socks, and other technical, ski-specific whatnot tested for you by us. Plus, resort wear for men and women. Pure Frontside Skis | All Mountain Frontside Skis | All Mountain Skis | All Mountain Powder Skis | Pure Powder Skis | Women’s Skis | Tweener Skis
Take Me to the Mountain
Our annual insider’s guide to the top resorts in North America—interspersed with bleeding heart essays on all things ski related from our favorite contributors, including Killington’s King of Spring and Eric Hansen’s ode to bologna sandwich days at Crystal Mountain. Plus: Vail eats Whistler. Why climate change will always favor Colorado, and Aspen Highlands’ next act. And how Protect Our Winters is weaponizing athletes.
How former big-mountain prodigy Aaron Estrada went from drug addict to drug-addiction counselor—and what his journey says about substance abuse in skiing.
Last winter’s best shots—through the eyes of our photographers.
Meet Cyrus Schenck, inventor of the first conditions-adaptable ski. Plus: Why youth ski racing is a dying sport; why resorts may be the next terrorism target; and your perfect, do-it-all, backcountry and frontside, one ski-boot-binding quiver.
The West’s homeless problem is worsening by the moment. Tracy Ross reports.
Stay slopeside Mammoth in the Eastern Sierras’ highest-elevation year-round chalet; go upscale (like Errol Flynn) at the newly renovated Sun Valley Lodge; relive the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid; or let certified mountain guides serve you breakfast at a Jackson Hole cottage.
Inside an Alaskan sled dog rescue kennel—with founder Raven Vinter.