Gear Buying Guide

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

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..

Ski Sizing Chart And Calculator

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

Sarah Burke and wooden skis.
How to Choose the Right Ski Length

Whether you’re shopping for a new pair of skis or renting skis on a vacation, it’s important to ge..

male snowboarder in action air
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..

Equipment and gear for skis and snowboards
Store those skis and boards with these accessories

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

Skis linked on the wall of a ski shop
A Guide to Ski Technology

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

Breaking in new boots ski
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..

How to purchase the perfect pair of ski goggles
How to purchase the perfect pair of ski goggles

Buying a pair of ski goggles is simple right? How much can there be to consider? Well, it turns out, more than..

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 ..

Tips Up: Expert Advice on How to Buy Skis for 2021/22
Tips Up: Expert Advice on How to Buy Skis for 2021/22

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

Cropped tighter.
Men’s vs. women’s skis & 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..

Copyright © 1995-2021  Mountain News Corporation.  All rights reserved.