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Lange Girls: Behind the Scenes

When Bob Lange developed the first Lange Ski Boot in 1962, he revolutionized ski-boot technology. But he really won attention in 1970, when he introduced the Lange Girls. Here's the back story, plus how to get your own Lindsey Vonn Lange Girl poster. Story by Tom Winter.

Why Casinos Don't Belong in Ski Country

This season, Quebec’s Mont Tremblant opened a $61 million casino, connected via gondola to the ski resort’s base area. Sure, gambling and skiing are fine on their own. But do these two great tastes taste great together?

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Ski Bums Never Say Die

Salomon Freeski TV follows a group of ski bums in Whitewater, B.C. as they hunt for powder, drive with their boots on, and make sidecountry laps. Sound like your ski buddies? Probably, except these guys are all over 70.

Once your foot is in nice and snug, stand with your toe on a one-inch-high block (a book or piece of wood works nicely) and lean forward. Stand like this until the liner has cooled, roughly 10 to 12 minutes. Then pull your foot out of the boot and remove the sock and toe cap. Then put the sock back on and step into the boot to see how it feels. You're all done.

How to Heat Mold Your Boots

If you get a new pair of boots, you should take them to a professional bootfitter to make sure they're completely dialed. But, let's say, for some reason (like you're leaving on a trip tomorrow or you can't afford the bootfitting), you need to heat mold your new ski boot liners yourself. Here's how to do it.

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Austrian Ski Photos

We sent Tom Winter to Austria to see if he could become an Austrian, or at least grind skis in some factories or fit boots in some shops. Turns out, all he did was ski powder. Here are shots of his trip.

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Meet Denja Rand, Local Lange Girl 2010

Despite what you think, it takes more than looking good in a bikini to become an official Lange Girl. We spoke to winner Denja Rand about her photo shoot, her campaign strategy, and her boyfriend, who just won an Olympic bronze. By Olivia Dwyer

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Jen Responds: Her side of the blind date setup

When Skiing magazine set two readers up on a blind ski date, the potential for disaster was high. Luckily, a shot ski and a first-run yard sale helped break the ice. Here is Jen's response to the weekend she spent with Wes at Sugarloaf, Maine.