You may be the only girl in your group of backcountry skiers. But that doesn't mean you need to buy AT or telemark boards designed for him.
You huck cliffs, ski thigh-deep powder, charge crud, and go on long out-of-bounds tours. Whether you're on alpine-touring or telemark bindings, these skis have you covered.
Can one ski do everything well? Climb skin tracks, carve groomers, and tackle big, steep lines? These come pretty close.
Olympic skiers do more than work out and bash gates. Some make goggles, coffee, hats, and notecards. Introducing four Olympians to watch out for at the 2010 Vancouver Games—and the products and businesses they've launched to provide a little job security after the big show. By Liz Yokubison.