SKI Magazine: September 2008

Find everything from the September issue here: 2009 Buyers Guide, Tahoe Weekends, Deep Aspen, Charms of Woodstock, and more.

Stuff We Like

(p. 42)

The newest and coolest gear for this season, picked out by our peeps at SKI Magazine.

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(p. 44)

Private jets as a means of getting to the hill are becoming more popular every year, thanks to decreasing prices and ease of travel.

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Fuel for the Hill

(p. 48)

Fuel your muscles between meals and go beyond the standard energy bar with these tasty gels, bites, bloks, and more.

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Loon Mountain, NH


A White Mountain beauty heralds the Northeast’s largest expansion in almost a quarter-century.

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Alpine Meadows, CA

(p. 60)

Follow the sun to a local Lake Tahoe favorite that’s just the right size for a long ski weekend.

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Tunnel Vision

(p. 64)

Venture fall below Aspen’s slopes for a tour of the Smuggler Mine. You’ll never see the town in the same light again.

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No Snow? No Problem


Meet Snow Guarantees. You’ll never have to pay for poor conditions at these mountain resorts.

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Lodging: Woodstock, VT

(p. 68)

This New England village offers first-rate lodging, from luxurious to laidback.

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Top Tables

(p. 70)

Make a reservation now at these hot ski-town restaurants.

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Inn of the Month: Stowe Mountain Lodge

(p. 72)

In Stowe, Vermont.

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Buyers Guide 2009

(p. 75)

We gathered 41 professionals on three different mountains to test the latest skis and boots, head to head, on all types of terrain. The winners were obvious. And occasionally surprising. Here’s all the advice you need.

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Trend Report

(p. 76)

Harder, better, faster, stronger – and just plain cooler. If it’s been awhile since you visited a ski shop, here’s what you’re missing.

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Anatomy of a Ski

(p. 80)

Ever wonder what’s under that topsheet? Knowing won’t change your life, but it might change your mind.

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Binding Glossary

(p. 81)

Sound like a pro tech shop owner once you get these terms down – or least know how to shop for bindings.

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Anatomy of a Boot

(p. 82)

How plastic, steel, rubber, and leather come together to connect skier to ski.

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