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10 Steps to Buying a New Pair of Skis

Have you ever walked into a ski shop in search of a new pair of skis and been completely overwhelmed by the options? We have too. Fortunately, we’ve created the perfect cheat sheet to buying a new pair of boards. Follow these 10 easy steps.

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Freeskiing World Tour: Kirkwood, California

The Freeskiing World Tour has traveled to its second-to-last stop for this winter: Kirkwood, California. The big-mountain competition is taking place on the permanently closed Cirque terrain. Here is video from day one of the event.

Catch some early morning waves at the beaches around Santa Cruz, Marin County, or San Francisco, like infamous Maverick’s, then make the 3-4 hour drive to one of the seven resorts around Lake Tahoe (Heavenly, Northstar, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Sierra, Kirkwood, Mt. Rose) for some renown Sierra powder. 

Ski and Surf

Who says you’re either a mountain person or an ocean person? It doesn’t have to be like that. In these six spots you can hit both and surf and ski in the same day.

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Northstar-at-Tahoe

Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort is a ski and summer resort located near the north shore of Lake Tahoe in California.

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Buy Cheap Lift Tickets

In 2006, Evan Reece cofounded Liftopia.com, a purveyor of discounted lift tickets that can save you up to 70 percent. Here, Reece explains ticket-buying strategy. As told to Skiing Magazine contributor Katie Matteson.