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This is our stuff. We own it, use it, and believe in it too. We think you'll like it, too. Check out this video for interviews with the Skiing staff about why they picked mustard, boxed wine, and a flask as part of the Best Gear of the year.

Merino with a touch of Lycra to give it stretch, the wicking, quick drying Sprint Crewe, from Icebreaker’s GT line is the perfect layer to wear on uphill-downhill missions, especially if you want everyone to be able to see your muscles.  $100; http://icebreaker.com

Best Baselayers

Baselayers are probably the most crucial, least interesting, part of your ski kit. To shorten your selection process, here are our faves.

Put That Away

Don't leave your skis to rust in a corner. Here are the quick and easy steps to store your gear this summer.

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Best Baselayers

Fall is creeping in, and it’s starting to get cooler in the mountains. Here are our picks for the best baselayers for fall hiking, climbing, and biking. Plus, they’ll all carry over perfectly to ski season.

North Face iPhone app

Want Avy Reports on the Lift? There’s an App for That.

You probably own an iPhone. And we’re fine with that, really. Next time we’re on the lift together, we can pull up YouTube and watch a cat with its head stuck in a Pringles can. Or we could use these ski-specific apps. Including a brand new one from The North Face.