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When it comes to keeping skiers warm, trust Norway’s Helly Hansen, which developed the first technical baselayers way back in the 1970s. Top and bottom both sport hydrophobic fibers that transport water away from your skin. Tiny patterns woven into the fabric facilitate the wicking. [$45 for the top, $55 for the bottomsl; hellyhansen.com]

Baselayers That Work

Good baselayers are the kind you don't notice: They'll wick sweat when you're hot, and keep you insulated when you're cold. If you haven't already, it's finally time to ditch those cotton baselayers. Here are eight options to upgrade your collection.

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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.

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Freeskier C.R. Johnson Passes Away

Very sad news out of Squaw Valley today: Long-time pro freeskier C.R. Johnson, a Squaw local, passed away from injuries sustained from a cliff jump. We don't have many details at the moment, but we'll report back when we do.

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Gear That Works

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.

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Must-Have Mountain Bike Gear

Mountain biking is an easy way to get some summer vertical and keep enjoying the mountains after the snow melts. It's also great ski conditioning. Here's some gear for the trails. By Ramsey Bernard.

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Nuts and Bolts

Exploration step one: Equip yourself with reliable equipment. A beacon, probe, and shovel are essential, while the rest of this gear will make life much easier—and safer. Step two (here’s the important part): Educate yourself. Ski with partners you trust, and make levelheaded decisions. The backcountry requires some prep work.