#43.1 | 2024 Gear Guide
Our 2024 Gear Guide ensures you’ll be ready, with test results for almost 50 new skis, boots, poles and bindings, plus previews of additional items.
2024 Gear Guide
The destination: Snow Mountain Ranch, Colorado. The crew: 24 testers, experienced skiers all. The mission: to try out and review almost 50 new-for-this-winter skis, boots, poles and bindings. Testers found plenty to like among this cornucopia of gear, and we have all the results to share with you. Mission accomplished.
Image by Thomas Doerr
There’s no time like winter to head for a large, popular park. As snow blankets the trails, the rewards of skiing are many, while other visitors are few. Here, three writers recount their experiences in three national parks and one regional park in the U.S. and Canada: Yellowstone, Glacier, Waterton Lakes and Gatineau. Find inspiration within their stories for your next snowy adventure.
Words by Cindy Hirschfeld, Jean Arthur & Lindsay Warner | Image by Chuck Haney
Note Bigger Is Better
Essay: Stop, Skiers, What’s That Sound?
Cross country skiing offers a prime opportunity for winter birding; one avian enthusiast recounts some memorable moments.
Leath Tonino embraces the freeze, Hannah Halvorsen hones her leadership skills and Matthew Moriarty finds pleasure in what others might call sketchy ski conditions.
North America is primed to host a pair of World Cup races this winter in Minnesota and Alberta, plus two biathlon World Cups. Start getting excited!
Ben Ogden Breaks Through
The young U.S. Ski Teamer turned heads last winter with some notable race results and a go-for-broke approach.
Keep an Eye On: Sammy Smith
A star athlete in both skiing and soccer, Smith is one to watch on the World Cup.
Overland: Step Right Up
An old Colorado trail system, the Bemrose Ski Circus, evokes questions and memories.
Pacific Northwest Combo Platter
Washington’s White Pass Nordic Center and Oregon’s Blue Mountains offer both cruising and challenges, with lofty views and wine tasting, to boot.
Words by Paul Tolmé | Image by Jason Hummel
The Final Stretch
Give your ski gear some love for the long haul; technique tips from a World Cup pro.
Our pick of kids’ apparel and accessories for family-friendly days on the corduroy.
Vermont woodsman Dhyan Nirmegh is known for his salt-of-the-earth demeanor, rickety gear and decades-long ski career.
The Cabin at Trapp Family Lodge’s Outdoor Center has been a cherished trailside respite for more than 50 years.
In memory of beloved New England skier, coach and all-around Nordic enthusiast John Ogden.
The Journal of Nordic Skiing