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HOW SAFE IS SKIING?
A frank look at the risks involved in sliding downhill, and how we can reduce them.
By Cliff Meader
Oh, Knee, Oh, My
Protecting ACLs seems to have the ski industry stumped, but skiers can learn how to do it themselves.
By Josh Lerman
Wearing a helmet would seem to make good sense intuitively, but does it really?
By Cindy Hirschfeld
If entered with proper education and precaution, the backcountry can be a perfectly safe place.
By Alex Wells
Ups and Downs
With defying gravity as the goal, in halfpipes and terrain parks the risk¿and thrill¿is inherent.
By Susan Reifer
Think there’s no such thing as a bad day of skiing? Guess again.
By Allen St. John
A Northwestern chronicle of deep snow, weird weather, and livin’ La Nina loca.
By Rob Lovitt
A visit to Vail reveals the surprising realities of leading a grown-up life within a skiing fantasy.
By Sara Corbett
Don’t Press Down, Lift Up.
By Glen Plake
By Barbara Sanders And AJ Kitt
By Harald Harb
Self-Arrest on the Steeps
By Rob And Eric Deslauriers
Six top freeskiers reveal the secrets to their success.
By Kristen Ulmer
HEALTH & FITNESS
How to shake your money maker to a rockin’ ski season.
Test your hip rotators with a quick heel pivot.
Booking a ski trip online is getting more common¿and easier.
Support your local ski bum by visiting one of these ski-town eateries.
The Way Inns Were
Ski lodges were accommodations with soul. Luckily, a few have survived.
Before you shell out for a new ski shell, get smart about the newest fabric technologies.
Aftermarket liners can give your boots a whole new life.
Goggles for flat light, a suitable jacket, cozy footwear.
The tale of the turn is written in cold smoke.
Three great photos preview our hottest stories.
Free lodging in the B.C. backcountry? No problem¿as long as you know the secret handshake.
Steep and Deep Space
Where Buck Rogers would go if he were a skier.
Jeff Hamilton: Speed Freak.
Straight Outta His Mind: Brad Holmes puts it on wax.
Drug tests for ski-resort employees? A pair of talk jocks speak freely.
How’s Your Winter?
The simple way to measure your quality of life.
By Susan Reifer
Is it undesirable to catch air in a downhill race? Should I teach my ex-girlfriend to ski or to snowboard? Is there any way to keep my CamelBak from freezing?
The Other Cannon
Is New Hampshire’s Wild Child about to be tamed?
By Ben Hewitt
Freshies, Coming Right Up
Try these snowmaking whizzes for some of the best manmade in skidom.
By Ben Hewitt
Join a bar race league and you, too, can feel like a prro.
By Mitch Kaplan
Our favorite hot tubs, limos to the slopes, and new lifts.
A sleepy state-run ski area wakes up¿but good.
By Irwin Curtin