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SKI Magazine: December 2008

Find everything from the December issue here: the ultimate guide to Vail, Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort, a holiday gift guide, and more.

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Fueling Change (p. 34)
Rising fuel prices are altering the economics of the great American ski vacation, as skiers and resorts cope with the increased costs of flying and driving. >>>Read Now

Good for You: Baselayers (p. 38)
Thanks to advanced fabric technology, today’s base layers do a lot more than add bulk to keep you warm. They improve blood flow. They wick moisture away from your skin. They even protect you from injury and fatigue with built-in joint and muscle stabilization systems. Toss your old long johns and check out the new baselayers on the market. >>>Read Now

Stuff We Like (p. 42)
SKI Magazine’s top picks for random gear. >>>Read Now

Where Is It? Contest (p. 44)
Identify the resort in the photo and you could win new his-and-her luggage sets from Dakine. Contest runs until December 31, 2008. >>>Read Now

Legacy: Timberline Lodge (p. 46)
A masterpiece of American alpine architecture was nearly lost. Then a skier came to its rescue. >>>Read Now

On Skiing: Long-Range Forecast (p. 48)
Snow, then sunny skies in Tahoe, followed by periods of high frustration and scattered melancholy. >>>Read Now

Where Now: Snowmass, CO (p. 60)
An already family-friendly resort outdoes itself with a $17 million children’s center. >>>Read Now

Weekends: Gore Mountain, NY (p. 64)
A timeless Adirondack resort gains acreage, but keeps its small-town feel. >>>Read Now

Sidetracks: Happy Horrors (p. 68)
Bozeman’s fossil-packed Museum of the Rockies is an off-slope diversion with teeth. >>>Read Now

Room Key: Mammoth, CA (p. 72)
New flights into a regional airport may help fill the beds at this High Sierra gem. >>>Read Now

Mountain Life: Little Boxes (p. 78)
On a hilltop overlooking Aspen’s Roaring Fork River, a modernist modular home confirms the trend: Prefab is back. >>>Read Now

Market Report: Big White, B.C. (p. 87)
A homespun community and a proposed expansion could make Big White the next smart buy. >>>Read Now

The Ultimate Guide to Vail (p. 90)
What’s the best way to enjoy America’s biggest resort? Make a plan. Here’s how to get the most out of your next Vail vacation. >>>Read Now

The Natural (p. 116)
Sundance Resort, Robert Redford’s idyllic Utah retreat, offers a luxury experience in a down-home setting that Recalls the golden age of the sport. It just might be skiing’s perfect paradox. >>>Read Now

Gear of the Year (p. 133)
New designs that push the envelope, plus a few consistent overachievers, tried and true: We give you the best of 2009. >>>Read Now

Fitness: All in the Family (p. 142)
The family that sweats together stays—and skis—together. Here’s a fitness routine the whole gang can manage. >>>Read Now

Gear Essentials: Gifts for Giving (p. 150)
Not sure what to stuff in their stockings or place under the tree this holiday season? Here are a few treats for every skier in the family. >>>Read Now

Fan Gun 101 (p. 1E)
Can a little Midwestern know-how bring new life to an Eastern icon? Vermont’s Mount Snow gives visitors 351 reasons to believe. >>>Read Now