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Gear Guide

Read expert reviews on the best skis, boots, bindings, apparel, and accessories, including videos of tester feedback, buy now links, and more.<p>Skis …

Publishing

How We Determine the Best Skis of the Year

The clouds rolled in, the snow came down in waves, and visibility all but vanished. With fresh snow falling all week long at Red Mountain, British …

Skiing

Meet the Skiers on the Powder Union

These are 33 of the most passionate skiers (and humans) in the ski-verse, and they all know how to pronounce Titanal.<p>Throughout the 2019 Buyer’s …

Skiing

A Glossary of Terms for Skis and Boots

Get smart! Impress you friends! Finally, learn how to pronounce titanal! Make the most of the 200+ ski and boot reviews in our 2019 Buyer’s Guide by …

Skiing

The 13 Best Skis of the Year

<i>With fresh snow falling all week long over the 4,200 acres of intricate, steep terrain at Red Mountain, British Columbia, 30 ski companies gathered</i> …

Skiing

The Best Powder Skis of the Year

<i>With fresh snow falling all week long over the 4,200 acres of intricate, steep terrain at Red Mountain, British Columbia, 30 ski companies gathered</i> …

Skiing

The Best Touring Skis of the Year

<i>With fresh snow falling all week long over the 4,200 acres of intricate, steep terrain at Red Mountain, British Columbia, 30 ski companies gathered</i> …

Skiing

The Best All Mountain Skis of the Year, Over 100mm

<i>With fresh snow falling all week long over the 4,200 acres of intricate, steep terrain at Red Mountain, British Columbia, 30 ski companies gathered</i> …

Skiing

The Best All Mountain Skis of the Year, Under 100mm

<i>With fresh snow falling all week long over the 4,200 acres of intricate, steep terrain at Red Mountain, British Columbia, 30 ski companies gathered</i> …

Skiing

The Best Women’s Skis of the Year

<i>With fresh snow falling all week long over the 4,200 acres of intricate, steep terrain at Red Mountain, British Columbia, 30 ski companies gathered</i> …

The September Issue is Here

The arrival of our September issue means two things: The Skier’s Magazine is 47 years old and winter is just around the corner. Here’s a look at some …

Jackson Hole

Fire Season is On in Ski Country

A neon-pink sun rose this morning over a smoldering Western United States. Fire season is on in ski country. While wildfire is an essential process …

Forests

Volcano Erupts At Chilean Ski Resort

<b>Skiers witness volcanic eruption in Chile</b><br>Just another day in Chile, as skiers enjoy an early morning chairlift ride toward an erupting volcano. Wait. …

Skiing

Cool-sounding Names for Crappy Ski Technology

<b>1. Telemark</b><br>Look, I understand that hippies can be annoying and the bindings always break or rip out, but you have to admit that at the end of the day …

Nordic Skiing

Save the Town Ski Hill

Winter in the mountains, it turns out, is long and cold and dark. But before the advent of commuter jets, heated sidewalks, and timeshares, it was …

Skiing

The Binding of the Year

<i>The Salomon Shift binding is POWDER’s Binding of the Year, as seen in the September Buyer’s Guide issue on newsstands. The following is our complete</i> …

Skiing

The Best Women’s Boots of the Year

<i>The most important equipment purchase you will make, ski boots demand your time, consideration, and maybe a little bit of pain. But it's worth it to</i> …

Heating System

The Best Hybrid Boots of the Year

<i>The most important equipment purchase you will make, ski boots demand your time, consideration, and maybe a little bit of pain. But it's worth it to</i> …

Skiing

The Best Touring Boots of the Year

<i>The most important equipment purchase you will make, ski boots demand your time, consideration, and maybe a little bit of pain. But it's worth it to</i> …

Skiing

The Best Resort Boots of the Year

<i>The most important equipment purchase you will make, ski boots demand your time, consideration, and maybe a little bit of pain. But it's worth it to</i> …

Skiing

Bring Back Stretch Ski Pants

War-weary, haggard, and torn, the conservative populace of the 1950s grew restless. Tantalized and agitated by a hip-swiveling Elvis Presley and a …

Skiing

New Zealand Ski Footage Will Make You Jealous

<b>VIDEO: Stop Showing Off, New Zealand</b><br>The kids down South are really rubbing in one of the better winters in recent memory, and no one seems to be …

New Zealand

National Forests Could Receive $37 Million from Ski Areas

<b>Congressional Bill Could Pay National Forests for Ski Area Rental</b><br>A congressional bill that could return a chunk of the $37 million in annual rent …

Forests

Mountain Collective Adds Big Sky and Niseko United for 2018-19 Season

The Mountain Collective pass announced the addition of Big Sky Resort in Montana and Niseko United Resort in Japan, both of which are new to the pass …

Skiing

Google Features Moment Skis in New Ad Campaign

After turning their passion for powder days into a business, Moment Ski founders Casey Hakansson and Luke Jacobson began to use digital tools like …

Google Analytics

It Just Dumped a Foot in Italy

With Europe experiencing record-hot temperatures, ranging from 116 to 120 degrees Fahrenheit the last few days, it snowed a foot on the Italian …

Weather

Spirit Animals for Skiers

<b>Monkey:</b> Untamed, known to freak out and get weird, unable to resist shiny objects--like skis-- skilled in hot tubbing, can't handle liquor.<p><b>Butterfly:</b> …

Porcupine

Matt Sterbenz Resigns From 4FRNT

Matt Sterbenz, the founder of 4FRNT Skis and one of the most influential players of the indie-ski movement, is moving on, having submitted his …

Salt Lake City

Vail Requiring Season Pass Payment from Cancer Patient

Well, there's a headline that doesn't look so hot, and frankly the news itself doesn't get much better.<p>Colorado's Michael Cookson has been one of …

National Parks

Nonprofit Plans to Install Avalanche Forecasting Devices in Tetons

In recent years, backcountry skiing has seen a rise in popularity, with more skiers now than ever venturing out of bounds and into the …

Skiing