Next to kite surfing and paintball, skiing is a pretty old sport. But as we enter the official new millennium¿with little fanfare, by the way¿there's a lot that's new: innovative gadgets, cool new events, amazing skiers you've never heard of. This ski-culture compilation represents our second annual salute to all things great in the world of skiing. We started our research last winter, going to ski trade shows and scouring the aisles for new products. We journeyed to ski resorts from East to West. We tested skis and ski boots, lip balms and energy bars. We went to freeskiing competitions and downhill races. We polled skidom's finest freeskiers, racers, writers, photographers, and filmmakers. And we stayed out late at parties and bars, interviewing the unsuspecting and field-testing tasty beverages. This was really hard work, people. Oddly enough, our crack team of researchers has already re-upped for next year.
Check out the related links (above right) to explore the category of "bests" that suits your fancy.
Click here for contact information on all of our Best of 2001 winners.