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Next Year's Skis

Ski Logik, DPS, Movement, and more discuss rocker, topsheet design, and a game-changing ski shape, all on camera.
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Next Year's Indie Skis

We spent last week at Aspen Highlands testing next year's boutique and indie brand skis. Reps from some of the companies gave us an on-camera rundown of what they have coming for winter 2011-12. Here are the videos.

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Next Year's Gear

Here's a roundup of the skis, boots, outerwear, and accessories new for next season. Commence the drooling.

Join the Pros—Test Next Year's Gear!

Help us test next year’s ski equipment, March 2 - 6 at Snowbird, Utah. The all-inclusive package (lodging, tickets, meals, gift bag) is just $3000, limited to the first eight skiers to qualify.

The Salomon XR Crossmax has a piece of plastic, which they call a tendon, running through the sole. It rebounds on every step, so your foot doesn’t have to.

Next Year's Gear

Twice a year, gear companies meet behind closed doors to preview next year’s gear. You’re probably not allowed in. But don’t worry—here's a sneak peek at new, game-changing outdoor product. Commence drooling now.

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Next Year's AT Skis and Bindings

This week we're at Aspen Highlands testing next year's AT skis and bindings. Here's a look behind the scenes at the ski test, and a peek at some 2011-12 goods.

La Sportiva's first foray into skis is pretty impressive. We skied their biggest ski, the Hi5, and were impressed by how easily it busted through crud.

Next Year's Skis and Gear: Outdoor Retailer 2011

We've been trolling the floor at this year's Outdoor Retailer trade show, checking out next winter's gear. So far, the story has been about the sidecountry, and ski, boots, packs, and jackets that are designed to be used in the backcountry just as well as the resort. We also saw beefy but lightweight bindings, multiple airbag packs, a bunch of waterproof, breathable fabrics. Here's what you'll be coveting next fall.

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Test Drive Next Year's K2 Skis...

...While heli-skiing in Canada. CMH and K2 partner up to offer two seven-day trips to be part of designing the next generation of K2 skis. Where do we sign up?

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Next Year's Freeski Trends

Refined rocker tech, narrower boards, and versatile models abound.