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Behind the Lens: Scott D. W. Smith

Scott D. W. Smith has come a long way since his days shooting snowboarding on Berthoud Pass during high school. This winter, Smith’s photos headline ads for Telluride Ski Resort and Purgatory Resort, among others. He has contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning piece for The New York Times on Apple employee compensation, landed the cover of the New York Times...
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Backcountry Beta – Where to ski in Aspen

A local’s guide to the best backcountry ski spots in town Aspen is home to an insane amount of backcountry skiing terrain, ranging from easy and safer to all-out extremo.  If you’re visiting Aspen for the first time, here are a few places to point your up-track. GREEN Avalanche danger got you down?  The resort at Buttermilk Mountain is known...
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Behind the Lens: Jay Goodrich

Jay Goodrich has developed a reputation as one of the top action photographers in the industry, and he’s now a regular byline on covers of ski and bike mags like POWDER and DirtRag. The Jackson, Wyoming-based father of two got his start shooting architecture, and says his early outdoor photos were dismally bad (luckily he has come a long way)....
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The Real Skier’s Gift Guide

Treat your favorite ripper to one of our favorite gifts this holiday season.     Osprey Kode 32 No backpack we’ve found is more versatile than the Osprey Kode 32. It’s marketed as a technical backcountry snowplay pack, but can be used truly for anything. It’s perfect for hike-to inbounds terrain as well as an all day backcountry outing. Two...
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Ski Dreams – 10 Reasons Why Dreams and Skiing are So Much Alike

Everyone dreams of flying at some point in their life. To the people who study such things, it can be an expression of our personal power, a symbol of freedom, or a cry for escape. But for those of us who love the winter, arcing down powder-covered mountains like angels in the clouds, these kinds of dreams are an annual rite....
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Ski Buyer’s Guide Part 3: Ski Materials

If you’re buying skis, you need to know how materials in the ski’s core affect the ski’s behavior. Here’s your guide. In Part 1 of this series, we covered how to choose a ski’s waist width based on where you ski most and what kind of terrain you prefer. In Part 2 of this series, we looked at how ski shapes affect performance. Part...
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Ski Buyer’s Guide Part 2: Ski Shape & Length

If you’re buying a custom ski, you’re going to need to know how shape and length interact. Here’s your guide. In the straight ski days of yore, all you really needed to think about was length. Sidecut and rocker have changed that. Now, you need to know how these three fundamental ski shapes interact in order to design the perfect...
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Ski Buyer’s Guide Part 1: Ski Width

Thinking about going custom? Here’s how to decide the most fundamental question—how wide you want your ski to be. If you want to find the perfect ski, you may have to have it built just for you. But in order to tell your ski tailor what you need, it helps to know how a ski’s design affects how it performs...
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