Bushnell Weather FX

Sure, you can trust the resorts’ snow reports. But should you?
Weather Thou Goest

Weather Thou Goest

We’re not suggesting ski areas inflate their snow totals; we’re just saying we, too, have wondered where last night’s reported foot of fresh pow fell, because we sure didn’t find it. Using real-time forecasts from AccuWeather, the portable Bushnell WeatherFX ($130) displays seven-day forecasts, current ambient and wind-chill temperatures, percentage of open terrain, number of lifts running and snow conditions —from powder to loose granular—for 300 ski resorts in North America.


Essentials hardshells

The Hard Facts on Hardshells

These waterproof, breathable jackets are designed to defend the body against winter’s worst elements. But new materials and innovative construction reveal a softer side to hardshell protection.