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Ski on the Cheap

The ticket-window price at major ski resorts this season will be well north of $100, especially during peak times like Christmas and Presidents Day weekend. That’s not to mention the $7 pints of beer, $12 burgers and that $10 can of peanuts you can’t resist grabbing from the minibar at 1 a.m. after …

Clinic: Where Things Happen Fast

In the belly of the turn, your skis want to head for the barn. To keep up with them in the fall line, unshakable balance is key.<p>Author:<p>Mike …

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Get in Ski Shape

According to pro skier and personal trainer Pip Hunt the best way to get in shape for ski season is to already be in shape. “I believe in training and staying active year round,” she says. “Trying to get back in shape after a considerable amount of time of sucks.” Hunt, who spent six years …

A Better Skier in 5 Days

Yes You Can: Become a Better Skier in Just 5 Days<p>It’s the ultimate fantasy. Living in a picturesque ski town, trading beer for a tune-up, and counting 120 days a year on the slopes. But while many skiers dream about bumming it and logging massive vertical in a single season, it’s not always …

How Do I Choose the Right Ski Length?

<i>A:</i><p>This is always a tricky question. There’s plenty of room for debate when it comes to choosing the “right” ski length, and a useful answer should entail a lot of research.<p>Take the rocker revolution, which had people arguing about how the effective edge—or the length of metal edge actually touching …

What should I know before getting my ski boots fitted?

<i>A:</i><p>Ski boots that fit correctly are arguably one of the best ways to improve your performance and comfort on the slopes. Sure, you might have sick skis, but using them with poorly fitted boots is akin to driving a Ferrari with flat tires.<p>And, much like you'd take a luxury car to the dealer, your …

5 Best Helmets for Snow Sports

There was a time not too long ago when wearing a helmet for snow sports was considered ridiculous. Coincidentally — maybe — this was around the same …

What Kind of Socks Should I Wear Skiing?

<i>A:</i><p>Before I answer the question, let me relay an anecdote.<p>I recently met with Bob Gleason, co-founder of BootDoctors. The legendary boot fitter gave me a polite smirk when I pulled off my Dynafits to reveal heavy ski socks underneath. "Do you usually ski in socks that thick?" he asked.<p>"No," I …

The Right Way to Tune Your Skis

Ski tuning can turn tired boards into slippery, sharp, hard-charging mountain masters.<p><b>Jed Rockwell has worked around skis</b> and skiing his entire life. He used to help design and build racing skis for K2; he tuned skis for serial World Cup champion Bode Miller; and he has advised the ski technicians …

Homeboy Review: A Motion-Detecting Home Security Camera

Cameras that clip to your body, cameras you strap to your face, cameras for your own personal flying machines, cameras for just about every occasion. Cameras are everywhere, and it seems you can’t do anything without your actions being captured for posterity.<p>While some may argue that the ubiquity …