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Cruising through the gates for a couple of early runs? A big old backpack is overkill, don’t you think? So does The North Face; hence the PGV. Originally designed for the Snowbird Ski Patrol, the vest distributes the weight of your gear more evenly than a half-full pack, which means your light-and-fast mission will feel a little lighter and get a lot faster. They don’t call it slackcountry for nothing. [$189; thenorthface.com]

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Ultimate Gift Guide for Skiers

It’s that time of year again—you need to get holiday gifts for Uncle Bob and your sister in New Hampshire. Don’t fret. We have ideas for all the skiers on your list, from your groomer-shredding dad to your jib-rat niece.

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Get in the Gym: Fitness for Skiers

We all get it—after a long day at the office, it's tough to find the motivation to work out. But, diligence always pays off. Here are the best tips and tricks to make the most out of your gym time, so that when winter rolls around, you'll be ready.