SKI Magazine: January 2009

Find everything from the January issue here: Deer Valley’s new extreme terrain, Utah’s Interconnect, gear that keeps you warm, and more.

X Marks the Spot

(p. 25)

X Games Hit Aspen, Jan. 22-25.

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Heli Good Time

(p. 26)

Points North Heli-Adventures is now offering "ski cruises" along the Alaskan coast.

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Road Rage

(p. 29)

As traffic and frustration increase on mountain highways, many skiers are rethinking how—and when—they travel to the slopes.

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Good For You: Rock Your Socks

(p. 32)

Your most important piece of ski gear? Ski boots, of course. But make no mistake: Your ski socks are right up there.

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Stuff We Like

(p. 34)

SKI Magazine’s top picks for random gear.

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”Where Is It?” Contest

(p. 36)

Identify the resort in the photo and you could win new his-and-her CW-X base layer systems. Contest runs until January 31, 2009.

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Legacy: Smoke Screen

(p. 38)

On Madison Avenue and on the slopes, smoking and skiing were longtime partners.

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On Skiing: Blessed at Birth

(p. 40)

Some hereditary traits are OK to pass on to your kids.

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Ski Utah Interconnect Tour

(p. 42)

Why settle for one resort when you can ski six in one day? A backcountry jaunt through the Wasatch’s best, and least-skied, terrain.

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Weekends: Durango, CO

(p. 47)

A less visited resort in the state’s southwest corner offers inspiring views amid plenty of powder.

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Sidetracks: Fast and Furious

(p. 50)

Feed your need for speed off the slopes with a bobsled ride down Lake Placid’s World Cup track.

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Gear Gadgets on the Go

(p. 52)

These days, getting there is rarely half the fun. For most skiers, traveling is little more than a necessary evil. But there are ways to make your ski travel more palatable. The latest and greatest in travel gear, for instance, will not only make your trip smoother—it can also help pass the time. But first and foremost, it should be lightweight, compact and able to withstand the trip.

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Inn of the Month: Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, BC

(p. 54)

Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler.

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Deer Valley’s New Sharp Edge

(p. 64)

The dining is divine and the service impeccable, but the skiing has always been as pampered as the guests. America’s most lavish ski resort, however, has quietly been toughening up its terrain. We sent a former U.S. Ski Teamer to investigate.

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Where Are They Now?

(p. 81)

Ski legends are part inspiration, part amazement, and more than a little part envy. While some of them might have disappeared from the headlines, they certainly didn't face away.

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Stowe’s New Script

(p. 88)

For all its classic enticements—challenging terrain, beautiful scenery, New England charm—the 'Ski Capital of the East' always lacked one component: luxury slopeside amenities on par with elite Western resorts. Not anymore.

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Fitness: Up the Ante

(p. 103)

When the slopes are buried under four feet of snow, the gym is the last place you want to be. Lucky for you, an expanding body of scientific evidence shows that high-intensity workouts can get you into shape in about half the time of more moderate exercise.

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Gear: Built to Spec – Yours

(p. 109)

If you think custom gear is strictly for the pros, you’re wrong.

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Gear Essentials: Safe From the Cold

(p. 114)

Whether predicting a cold front or protecting you from one, these accessories are midwinter musts.

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The Resort as Art

(p. 1E)

The topsy-turvy world of Le Massif, Quebec, and how Cirque de Soleil's cofounder sees it as his next creative challenge.

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Hannes For a Day

(p. 4E)

At Cranmore, the Hannes Schneider Meister Cup celebrates the Austrian roots of American skiing—and the man who taught the country how to ski.

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Bread & Board: The Berkshires, MA

(p. 8E)

The peaks of western Massachusetts might best be classified as starter mountains, but the hotels rival anything St. Moritz can muster.

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