Gear Buying Guide

Choices. Confusion. Uncertainty. Our editors can help make your decisions easier based on slope testing and tips from shop technicians.

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Men’s vs. women’s skis and why yours are probably too short

Former member of the U.S. Ski Team, NCAA All American and two-time World Extreme Skiing Champion, Kim Reichhel..

Tips Up Guide to Buying Skis.
Tips Up: Expert advice on buying skis for 2021/22

Whether you’re ordering skis online, walking into a ski shop for the first time, or a seasoned skier in ..

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How to find the correct snowboard size

There’s an old adage that says snowboarding is hard to learn, but easy to master. Whether you’re l..

Ski sizing chart and calculator

Forty years ago there was only one way to be measured for skis: have them raise their arm over their head and ..

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Top All-Mountain Men’s Skis for 21/22

There’s a dizzying array of ski choices on the market. It can feel a little overwhelming—whether you’re ..

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Top All-Mountain Women’s Skis for 21/22

The all-mountain women’s ski category equals adventure—no matter what part of the mountain you like to ski..

Guide to Buying Boots: Avoid a Bad Fit

Ski boots are a crucial piece of gear because they not only connect your feet and lower legs to your skis, but..

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Women’s 21/22 Alpine Ski Boot Roundup

Ski boots might seem like the supporting actress to your skis, but boots are the important connection between ..

Men's 21/22 Alpine Ski Boot Roundup
Men’s 21/22 Alpine Ski Boot Roundup

If your ski boots are older than your cat or dog, walk, run, or drive to your nearest ski shop. Seriously, tho..

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How to Choose the Right Ski Length

Whether you’re shopping for a new pair of skis or renting skis on a vacation, it’s important to ge..

Equipment and gear for skis and snowboards
Store those skis and boards with these accessories

From storing your skis and boards without cramping their style to preventing parking lot mishaps, we’ve ..

A guide to ski technology
A Guide to Ski Technology

It’s been over a decade since the late, great big-mountain skier Shane McConkey introduced his Volant Spatul..

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