Gear Buying Guide

Choices. Confusion. Uncertainty. Our editors can help make your decisions easier based on slope testing and tips from shop technicians.

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Men’s vs. women’s skis and why yours are probably too short

Former member of the U.S. Ski Team, NCAA All American and two-time World Extreme Skiing Champion, Kim Reichhel..

Guide to Buying Boots: Avoid a Bad Fit

Ski boots are a crucial piece of gear because they not only connect your feet and lower legs to your skis, but..

Which ski is right for you?

You’ve finally made up your mind. After ogling hundreds of pairs of skis in the lift line, you’ve ..

Ski sizing chart and calculator

Forty years ago there was only one way to be measured for skis: have them raise their arm over their head and ..

6 best headlamps.
6 Best Headlamps

Headlamps are a necessity for outdoors enthusiasts that engage in hiking, mountain biking, caving, backcountry..

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Store those skis and boards with these accessories

From storing your skis and boards without cramping their style to preventing parking lot mishaps, we have some..

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Best Gifts for Skiers & Snowboarders for the 2022 Ski Season

It’s holiday time—the season for giving. What should you get for someone who loves skiing? Skiing is a gea..

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How to Break In New Boots

Buying new equipment never gets old. The dent left in the wallet is dwarfed by the experience you get when you..

A guide to ski technology
A Guide to Ski Technology

It’s been over a decade since the late, great big-mountain skier Shane McConkey introduced his Volant Spatul..

Tips Up Guide to Buying Skis.
Tips Up: Expert advice on buying skis for 2021/22

Whether you’re ordering skis online, walking into a ski shop for the first time, or a seasoned skier in ..

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How to find the correct snowboard size

There’s an old adage that says snowboarding is hard to learn, but easy to master. Whether you’re l..

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Top All-Mountain Men’s Skis for 21/22

There’s a dizzying array of ski choices on the market. It can feel a little overwhelming—whether you’re ..

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