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Time to Upgrade

One tenth of skiers buy new equipment every year, according to SnowSports Industries America. The remaining 90 percent replace their gear about as often as the Mets win the pennant. So there’s a good chance that your favorite skis have been discontinued, renamed, or reinvented. But what if you want to buy new boards that perform like your old faithfuls? Here are five classic skis from seasons past, paired with their improved heirs.

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This Winter's Resort Upgrades

Summer is when work really happens at ski areas. Now, resorts are starting to reveal the changes they've made since the lifts stopped turning, and some of them are major. Here are the most exciting on-mountain upgrades for the coming season.