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7 ways to make your ski trip memorable

Whitewater Ski Resort recommends 7 ways to make your ski trip memorable When planning a ski trip, price and logistics tend to be the biggest factors in choosing your destination. But once you’re on the slopes, the good deal you got on that “Ski & Stay” package is quickly forgotten; it’s all the other things … More »

Kneebinding

Knee Deep in Research It’s never a good idea to end up in the back seat, but especially on skis. Add a bit of a twist, arms behind you, weight on the inside edge of your downhill ski and you’ve just created the prescription for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, aka the most common … More »

How to Buy a Puffy Jacket

A better puffy Everyone needs a down jacket for staying warm at rest stops, on chilly summit tops or organizing in parking lots. Down on its own is fine, but the latest crop of puffies is giving the sleeping bags with sleeves a 21st-century upgrade. Marmot West Rib Parka: Marmot doubles down. First it stuffs … More »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Noteworthy: Don’t Be That Guy

    How did we meet up with ski buddies or family before cellphones? More important, how do you check your phone on the lift without worrying about dropping it? The answer, in retrospect, is obvious: the Action Sports Anchor. The bungee-style lanyard hooks onto a zipper pull on a jacket on one end and through … More »

What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

7 ways to make your ski trip memorable

Whitewater Ski Resort recommends 7 ways to make your ski trip memorable When planning a ski trip, price and logistics tend to be the biggest factors in choosing your destination. But once you’re on the slopes, the good deal you got on that “Ski & Stay” package is quickly forgotten; it’s all the other things … More »

Kneebinding

Knee Deep in Research It’s never a good idea to end up in the back seat, but especially on skis. Add a bit of a twist, arms behind you, weight on the inside edge of your downhill ski and you’ve just created the prescription for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament, ACL, aka the most common … More »

How to Buy a Puffy Jacket

A better puffy Everyone needs a down jacket for staying warm at rest stops, on chilly summit tops or organizing in parking lots. Down on its own is fine, but the latest crop of puffies is giving the sleeping bags with sleeves a 21st-century upgrade. Marmot West Rib Parka: Marmot doubles down. First it stuffs … More »

How to Buy Ski Goggles

What you need to know about buying ski goggles     Here are three main variables to consider when goggle shopping. 1. Lens shape: Lenses are either spherical, curving horizontally and vertically, or cylindrical, only curving horizontally. Spherical has less distortion and glare. Making cylindrical lenses is a simpler process, so they are often less expensive. … More »

Noteworthy: Smith 4D Mag goggles

BETTER WITH BUBBLE     Smith went through more than 140 prototypes and had to build brand-new machines and manufacturing systems to make the first curved goggle lens, the 4D Mag. Where most goggles end suddenly at the bottom, the 4D lens continues to curve under, adding significant field of vision looking down the hill—25 per … More »

Noteworthy: Don’t Be That Guy

    How did we meet up with ski buddies or family before cellphones? More important, how do you check your phone on the lift without worrying about dropping it? The answer, in retrospect, is obvious: the Action Sports Anchor. The bungee-style lanyard hooks onto a zipper pull on a jacket on one end and through … More »

What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry

Trust is timeless What happened when a ski racer was thrown into the Chamonix backcountry When Helly Hansen invited Erin Mielzynski to climb and ski big mountain lines in the Alps for Warren Miller Entertainment’s latest ski flick, she was confused. “I don’t think I’m your girl,” responded the Canadian World Cup slalom specialist. “I’m a … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Atomic Bent Chetler Grateful Dead Edition

WHAT WOULD THE GRATEFUL DEAD SKI?     The Grateful Dead’s free-form, creative and mellow music has always been the soundtrack to skiing. Now it’s the inspiration for the artwork, too. “The way we draw lines down a mountain or wave is the same improv the Dead have in their music,” says pro skier and Dead … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Giro Polartech helmets

Giro Polartech helmets SWEAT-LESS LID     Giro is making its lids warmer and drier by building Polartec Power Grid fabric into its helmet liners. The textured fabric quickly absorbs moisture and diffuses it—like the squeegees used on tennis courts—for faster drying. Power Grid is also full of air spaces, which work as insulation when it’s … More »

Noteworthy 2020: Head Radar helmet

Head Radar helmet A BETTER COMBO     We like the idea of visor helmets. No forehead-skin gap means no more ice-cream headache. But at best they give you the look of a fighter pilot and at worst, a total dork. Head takes a different tack to the same integrated helmet and goggles solution with the … More »

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Just $5.00 an issue!

1 year (4 issues) for $20 + tax! Outside Canada is additional for postage.