Ski Magazine3 min read
Goggles
FIT: MEDIUM Comfort isn’t discussed enough when it comes to goggles. But try on the new DX3 featuring hypoallergenic Polartec microfleece face foam and a cylindrical frame that fits like a glove—and comfort just became your top priority. Dragon’s Lum
Ski Magazine1 min read
Focus
Johan Jonsson rips down a field of Swiss powder just as the sun starts to peak over of the mountains outside of Engelberg. “It’s such a nice place to be right at sunrise,” says photographer Oskar Enander. There is no glory without sacrifice, however,
Ski Magazine3 min read
Men’s Skis
$875 D: 139-116-135 R: 18M (185) L: 165, 175, 185, 192W: 1,700G PER SKI Armada’s Zero Series is designed by the brand’s top-level athletes to create the tools they need to ski better. SKI’s testers swooned at the limited-edition ARV 116 JJ Ultralight
Ski Magazine2 min read
Helmets
This helmet is tricked out with all the technology Atomic could think to invent. Part of the all-mountain line, this hybrid construction helmet uses egg-carton-like Holo Core technology to reduce weight without sacrificing performance. Meanwhile, Ato
Ski Magazine4 min read
Winter’s Keeper
billy barr finds his reputation as a hermit amusing— misleading, but amusing. Sure, the 68-year-old mountain man who spells his name with all-lowercase letters has lived in the ghost town of Gothic, Colo., for 47 years. Sure, his social interactions
Ski Magazine1 min read
Gear Of The Year
$950 F: 110 // L: 98MM // VOLUME: LOW W: 1,094G PER BOOT The Backland Carbon doesn’t skimp on downhill performance like so many others in the superlight category. Featuring a Boa Fit System on the lower shell and a single metal buckle on the upper wi
Ski Magazine2 min read
Sunglasses
COVERAGE: LARGE Named after the burly and untamed Grizzly bear, the Griz sunglasses embody that creature’s active spirit. Featuring Native’s largest frame size yet—and the first to incorporate side venting at the temples to help prevent lens fogging—
Ski Magazine4 min read
The ABC on CBD
Maybe it was the head-first tumble after clipping a tree, caught on film in Greg Stump’s 1989 movie, License to Thrill, or the ski racing crashes during her time on the U.S. Ski Team. It could also be the natural wear and tear from 50 years on the sl
Ski Magazine2 min read
Women’s Skis
$629 D: 121-88-111 R: 17M (168) L: 158, 168, 178W: 1,450G PER SKI The female testers praised the downhill capabilities of the new Helio Recon 88 first and foremost. With a carbon-free construction, the versatile Helio Recon 88’s poplar wood core does
Ski Magazine6 min read
Where the Magic Happens
WHETHER OR NOT you’ve ever heard of Mittersill, you’ve more than likely seen, and possibly skied on, the Austrian town’s key export: Skis. Over the past decade, the Tecnica Group Ski Competence Center—the biggest employer in town and main production
Ski Magazine2 min readTech
Skiing In The Digital Age
Like many who have skied their entire lives but have rarely seen themselves ski on video, I fancy myself an above-average skier. Carv, however, thought there was room for improvement. According to Carv, an AI ski coach analyzing my skiing via 48 pres
Ski Magazine2 min read
Boots + Bindings
$725 WEIGHT: 850G PER BINDING BRAKE: YES Functionally, there’s nothing new about Armada’s version of the lauded SHIFT binding, which is essentially an alpine binding that, if your boot has tech inserts, you can use to ski uphill. It’s noteworthy beca
Ski Magazine3 min read
Fine Tuned
As a ski bum and a cheapskate, I have a deep, visceral reaction to opening my wallet and paying money for services rendered. I know, I know, this is how the world works. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against currency. I never pass up an opportun
Ski Magazine4 min read
Demystifying the ‘Snug’ Fit
Fact: Ski boots are your most important piece of ski equipment. No other gear item—not even skis—makes or breaks your ability to ski well like ski boots. Sure, your skis make direct contact with the snow and guide your turns, but it’s your feet and s
Ski Magazine2 min read
Accessories
$174-$204 (depending on size) G3 continues to reinvent its products by shaving weight without sacrificing performance. The new Minimist skins available in G3’s classic Universal, Glide, and Speed options are up to 30 percent lighter than other perfor
Ski Magazine2 min read
Ski Tuning Myths Debunked
“Regular maintenance will prevent oxidation, which results in both dry bases and rusty edges,” says Leif Sunde, cofounder of the Denver Sports Lab. Skis need to be waxed whenever their bases start to look white or flakey. Edges can become dull, rusty
Ski Magazine1 min readFashion & Beauty
Men’s Kits
TYPE: INSULATED // FIT: FREERIDE The Corbett’s jacket is ideal for variable conditions when comfort and performance are both king. A removable vest insulated with Thermoplume PrimaLoft synthetic ensures a little added warmth at the core, while the sh
Ski Magazine2 min read
Back to Basics
There may not be snow on the ground yet, but if you wait until there is to start thinking about getting into ski shape, you’ll be late to the party. Come September, trainer Connie Sciolino is already shifting the focus of the workout sessions she coa
Ski Magazine2 min readFashion & Beauty
Men’s Jackets
TYPE: INSULATED // FIT: ATHLETIC When you need to protect your body from the elements, look to the aptly named Fortress Jacket. Packed with OR’s proprietary insulation, VerticalX is one of the warmest synthetics on the market, akin to a 700-down-fill
Ski Magazine7 min read
Men’s Frontside
Dedicated resort skiers who demand high performance Versatile skis that can take on groomers, bumps, and crud Like Fleetwood Mac, they want to be with you everywhere AVG. SCORE 3.93/5 $900 (with bindings) D: 130-86-116 // R: 17M (175)L: 161, 168, 175
Ski Magazine2 min read
Men’s Pants
AVAILABLE IN WOMEN’S TYPE: INSULATED // FIT: EUROPEANLook to Swiss mountaineering brand Ortovox for quality technical outerwear for high-output activities. We love the Andermatt pant, lightly insulated with Swisswool—wool from black sheep who live hi
Ski Magazine7 min read
Men’s All-Mountain Wide
Skiers who prefer bigger boards to float on all types of snow 100mm-plus waists, plenty of rocker, and big turn radii The Rockies to the West Coast, plus New England on powder days AVG. SCORE 4.12/5 $850 D: 135-104-124 // R: 18.5M (186) L: 165, 172,
Ski Magazine2 min readFashion & Beauty
Gear Of The Year
AVAILABLE IN WOMEN’S TYPE: SHELL // FIT: FREERIDE It’s easy to throw around words such as “game-changer” and “revolutionary,” but in the world of protective yet breathable outerwear, that’s what TNF’s new FutureLight technology is. Just picture: A sh
Ski Magazine7 min read
Men’s All-Mountain
Skiers who want one ski to rule the entire mountain Groomed, chop, bumps, powder: You call it, they ski it Like well-trained dogs, take the leash off and let these skis do the work all over the mountain AVG. SCORE 4.34/5 $750 D: 133-93-115 // R: 16.4
Ski Magazine1 min readFashion & Beauty
Women’s Kits
TYPE: INSULATED // FIT: ATHLETIC Picture always manages to strike the right balance of style, performance, and a healthy dose of eco-awareness, and this year’s selection is no exception. We love the subdued yet fun print on the Haakon jacket almost a
Ski Magazine5 min read
Women’s Frontside
Eastern chicks in search of a do-it-all ski Traditional camber and more edge to stick to snow like white on rice Pick a groomer or mogul field AVG. SCORE 4.27/5 $750 D: 134-85-113 // R: 14M (163) L: 148, 153, 158, 163, 168 The Total Joy touts much of
Ski Magazine2 min readFashion & Beauty
Women’s Jackets
AVAILABLE IN MEN’S (COOPER) TYPE: SHELL // FIT: FREERIDE Flylow introduced its next-level waterproof and air permeable material, The Perm, last season in its men’s Cooper Jacket. This year they roll it out for women with the Domino Jacket, an imminen
Ski Magazine3 min read
Women’s Performance Carving
Ladies who live life on edge Carvers with approachable race technology Corduroy, if you can get it AVG. SCORE 4.12/5 $1,080 (with bindings) D: 126-76-107 // R: 14.5M (166) L: 158, 166, 174, 182 Hold on to your bloomers, gals—this ski is going places,
Ski Magazine2 min readFashion & Beauty
Women’s Pants
TYPE: SHELL // FIT: EUROPEAN With a flattering cut and great colors, the Standard Skinny Pant delivers not only on style but also on performance. Boasting 15K waterproofing and built with mechanical stretch for ease of movement, the Skinny Pant compl
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