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Faces Old and New
Most passionate skiers can recall their first Warren Miller movie. Mine was Beyond the Edge (1986). I was about 12 years old. I loved the music, the frenetic pace, the powder flying everywhere, and mostly, the way it made me feel. I wanted to buckle
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Sapporo Classic
In the winter, the city of Sapporo’s streets are permanently snow-packed, a testament to winter’s strength in Hokkaido. Luckily, you don’t need to venture far from the train station on the many heated sidewalks to find lodging and food suitable for a
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Johan Jonsson
Blizzard athlete Johan Jonsson is Swedish by summer, Swiss by winter. The pro freeskier first fell in love with the lift-accessed extremes of Engelberg in 2002, and has returned from his home in Sweden for every winter season since. “If you don’t ha
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Carried Away
By Anais Lewett 1 The redesigned Transporter duffel is meant to carry heavy loads in all types of conditions. Even the smallest version, the 40L, makes the most of its compact size, maintaining a duffel shape attached to an aluminum frame. Strong whe
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Men’s All-mountain Narrow
SHOP MEN’S SKIS Scan at www.Reveel.it WHAT Narrower planks with a penchant for groomed, crud, and even pow WHO Those who explore the entire mountain with ease in all conditions WHERE Ski areas where fresh snow is measured in inches, not feet AVG. SCO
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HELMETS & GOGGLES
Goggle $200, helmet $200 Atomic’s new Count line focuses on enhanced performance, vision, and durability. The Count 360° HD goggle incorporates crystal dye in the lens to deliver high-definition in snow contrast, while a minimalist frame maximizes fi
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Alaska For All
By Lindsay Konzak In late March, at mile marker 29.5 on Alaska’s Thompson Pass, you’ll find an old muddy airstrip filled with RVs, snow caves, tents, and trailers. The inhabitants are backcountry enthusiasts—skiers and snowboarders, young and old, Al
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Fade Into Green
By Samantha Berman Photos by Jason Hummel The Chilliwack Valley is barely even in the United States. Part of the dramatic, knife-peaked Northern Cascades Skagit Range straddling Washington and Canada, it is a wonderland of some of the most remote mou
Ski Magazine2 min readFashion & Beauty
Crafted To Perform: The Makings Of An Olympic Kit
By Tim Neville WHEN IT COMES TO inventing better ski gear, the Olympics are like a mission to space. Just as airplane de-icers and those anti-slip grooves cut in highways all came about thanks to NASA-inspired innovations, the Games force gear compan
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So Close, Yet So Far Away
By Erme Catino Photos by Rebekah Stevens The temperature gauge on my truck reads negative 5 degrees Fahrenheit. The morning glow of sunrise hints on the horizon and smoke of woodstoves churn from nearby cabins as my truck hurtles towards Park City Po
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The Rail World
By Samantha Berman The car sways lazily side to side as the sun-glinted concrete of downtown Denver recedes into the distance. The gentle back-and-forth, combined with the white-noise din of the wheels along the tracks, lulls me to near sleep. The tr
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Kevin Giffin
By Eric Smith Kevin Giffin, who has worked as a ski patroller at Fernie Alpine Resort in B.C. for the past 10 years, says filming for Warren Miller alongside world-class athletes was “an opportunity of a lifetime for a guy like me.” WHAT GOT YOU INTE
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Best Places You’ve Never Skied
With the longest vert of any resort in North America—5,620 feet—Revy is gaining steam as a ski adventure capital and just a generally rad place to shred. Did we mention that there are both cat skiing and heli skiing ops out of the base village? Plus,
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Park City
Riddle: How do you eat an elephant? This Zen koan is helpful when visiting the largest resort in the U.S., which, last season, shrugged off the vestiges of its former two halves (Park City Mountain Resort and Canyons) and began to feel at peace with
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Kids
By Tracy Ross By the time Hatcher, his buddy, Quinn, and I reached the Nevada- California border, Doritos and Monster Energy farts saturated my nose-hairs, N.W.A.’s Straight Outta Compton hammered my eardrums, and I fantasized about driving 13 hours
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All Mountain Utility
FLEX: 120 | MSRP: $750 | WIDTH: MEDIUM The Panterra is a different kind of alpine/AT hybrid, thanks to its three-piece cabrio design. (Its shell has a forward-opening tongue for easy entry.) Its flex is long and “buttery,” testers said, with more int
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Timing Is Everything
Greg Ditrinco, Editorgditrinco@skimag.com WE DON’T GET A TON OF HATE MAIL HERE. (Well, other than a stream of angry e-mails about a back-page essay written last season by a dad who skied with his infant daughter in a chestie pack.) We celebrate skiin
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Playing Hooky
By Samantha Berman WE’D HAD A SOMEWHAT ROUGH SPRING. I had to have surgery in March, and that looked like the end of our ski season. But when Mother Nature saw fit to extend it into May, I took it as a sign. And that’s how, on a random Tuesday during
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Racer, Ready?
By Jenny Wiegand On Nov. 24 the ski season gets a kick start (literally) with the first downhill event of the 2018-’19 Audi FIS Ski World Cup in Lake Louise, Alberta. There’s no better way to get stoked for skiing than by watching the world’s best sk
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Anna Segal
If there’s one thing that professional free-skier Anna Segal is always game for, it’s adventure. So when the Ozzie native and former slopestyle Olympian was invited to join the WME crew in Iceland to shoot for this year’s film, she ditched her day jo
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Western Canada
EP Fernie’s laid-back charm has a way of making everyone feel welcome here. Families love the long cruisers, Saturday night skiing, and kids’ tree trails off the Deer Chair. Pow-seekers know that Fernie’s eastern B.C. location ensures plenty of dry,
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How We Test
What do you get when you mix 21 of the biggest ski industry influencers, 142 models of new skis, and a week of skiing Deer Valley’s phenomenal terrain? You get one of the most thorough, intense, and fun ski tests imaginable. Our testers have experien
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Insulation
Dakine makes ski apparel that’s equally at home crushing the steeps and cruising Main Street, and the updated Brentwood Jacket is no exception; a two-layer brushed-twill outer fabric comes in street-friendly hues and its Primaloft Eco insulation does
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Rocking the ’Boat
By Kelly Bastone Photos by Corey Kopischke The afternoon sun droops toward the roofs surrounding Steamboat’s Gondola Square, where hundreds of skiers are milling around on the bricks. Some are churning to the blasts of brass and bass issued by The Mo
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May the Slush Be With You
By Kimberly Beekman The most beautiful things in this world are always the most ephemeral. Which explains why museums are filled with portraits of pears. Artists found them exquisite because their perfection is so fleeting—just one day transforms the
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Asian Infusion
BY TIM NEVILLE The Bokwang Phoenix Snowpark sits in the Taebaek Mountains about 80 miles east of Seoul, and though many South Koreans feel the drive from the capital is far, the 2.5 hours go by fast. You zip past colorful rest stops selling noodles,
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Bottomless Fantasy
By Jon Jay On every skier’s bucket list (and on a few fortunate skiers’ schedules this season) is a dream trip: cat skiing in British Columbia, heli skiing in Alaska, bottomless powder in Japan… But once you pull the trigger and book the ticket, what
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Hail the Cougar
By Heather Hansman We would walk by, pretending not to look, ignoring the Jimmy Buffett and the screams. I was barely 21 when I moved to one of the cougar capitals of ski country. My just-out-of-college friends and I scrimped our ticket-scanner salar
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