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Lift Ticket Purchasing Strategy 101

Booking a ski vacation can be an intimidating task—choosing which resort the family should visit this year, when to purchase lift tickets and for how many days, whether to send the kids to ski school, etc.—that’s why we’ve put together tips and tricks to make planning your next ski vacation a breeze. Enter Kate Fenwick, vice president of Partner Strategy...
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Top 10 Reasons You Need to Create Your Own Perfect Ski This Season

There are lots of life decisions you get to enjoy for a long time—like deciding who to share your love with, what kind of dog you want to adopt as your ever-ready partner in fun, and which ski town you want to live in or visit, learning the tree lines, steeps, coffee shops, brewpubs and heartbreaking sunsets until they feel...
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Behind the Lens: Ben Knight

When Ben Knight was a kid, he used to catch frogs and photograph them splayed-out in spider webs because he thought it made the frogs look like they were flying. It’s his earliest memory of getting creative with a camera. Today he’s working with big name brands like Patagonia and Yeti Coolers to produce long and short-form documentary films with Travis...
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A Skier’s Guide to Predicting a Powder Day

Want to be a Weather Pro? Here’s How to Track the Biggest Storms. Like most skiers, we love powder. We get giddy hearing that snow is slated to hit our home resort, can pack the car at a moment’s notice to hit the road for fresh tracks, and have internet bookmarks that look like those of your local weatherman. When...
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The Custom Ski Secret: What You Won’t Read in Those Ski Test Results

Ski films, with their below zero orgy of eye-popping, cliff-hucking, deep powder slashing glory, are one of the three surest signs that winter is on the way. The second is the first blessed dusting of snow on your local hill. And the third, is all the latest ski test results in your favorite ski magazines, which you have almost assuredly received...
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Tight Loose: Q&A with Teton Gravity Research Co-Founder Todd Jones

Teton Gravity Research celebrates their 21st birthday this year with the release of ‘Tight Loose,’ the newest awe-inspiring shred film in TGR’s pantheon of ski and snowboard extravaganzas. Tight Loose travels the steepest, snow-covered reaches of the planet from India to Alaska. As much a massive carve forward in the brand’s groundbreaking, and alpine culture defining, 20-plus year journey, this new...
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Mountain Flow State: Trail Running with MSR’s Martin Maisonpierre

In A Moveable Feast, Ernest Hemingway famously wrote of his alpine adventures in Austria that, “Anything you ran down from, you had to climb up. That gave you legs that were fit to run down with.” While “Papa” was talking about ski touring, for Martin Maisonpierre the same could be said of the winter and the summer. “For me,” Maisonpierre...
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Behind the Lens: Sinuhe Xavier

Sinuhe (Sin-Way) Xavier’s career started in front of the lens, as a professional skier. He grew up in Bozeman, MT and chased around guys like Tom Jungst and Scot Schmidt. As someone who wasn’t into the structure of ski racing, he instead hiked the famed Ridge at Bridger Bowl, where he discovered the world of freeskiing. As he honed his...
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