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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.

As resorts across the country are closing for the season and summer gear is being dusted off, the spring skiing in the eastern Sierra is going off. From Tioga Pass to Mt. Whitney, the Sierra Nevada has one of the deepest snow packs in the country and right now is the perfect time to get out and enjoy it. California’s mild weather and dense snow pack make for some of the finest spring corn imaginable, so start early, know your aspects, and follow the sun throughout the day.

Spring in the Sierra: Where to Ski, Eat, and do as the locals.

Pro skier Jeremey Benson offers tips on where to find good backcountry spring skiing in California's Sierra Nevada—from Tioga Pass to Mt. Whitney—as well as insider knowledge on the best local BBQ, hot springs, bike rides, gear shops, and more.

Red Wolf Lodge

Tahoe Lodging: Red Wolf Lodge

With two locations: On the north shore of Lake Tahoe or at the base of Squaw Valley.

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.

Kirkwood to Santa Cruz, CA

Where to Ski in Tahoe: Kirkwood

Kirkwood is off the grid—literally. Go strictly for the skiing.

Ritz Carlton Northstar

Tahoe Lodging: Ritz Carlton

Northstar-at-Tahoe's newest hotel.

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Win A Pair Of K2 Pinnacle 95 Skis

Enter for a chance to win a pair of K2 Pinnacle 95 Skis