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Chamonix, France

The typical Chamonix day? There isn't just one. Chamonix's appeal is anything but North American in style.

Set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak, Chamonix was once a quiet French provincial farming village rich only in its surrounding landscape. These days it's a bustling mini-city that attracts ski bums, rock rats and adrenaline junkies the way Hollywood attracts aspiring stars.

Summer Skiing: European Glacier Skiing

Features

There may be no better way to spend $60 than summer skiing on the spectacular La Grande Motte glacier above Tignes, France. If you're lucky, you might even catch it on a powder day.

Marker Bindings 2001

Gear

"Where others use plastic, we use stainless steel," says Marker Product Manager Kirk Langford. Marker believes that overly damp, light and elastic bindings with excessive lift have a downside.

Ski Life: New School Revolution

Features

The Freeskiing movement made skiing fun again. But it needs stricter standards to survive. Can it tighten up and hang loose at the same time?

Tamarack Ski Season Longest in Idaho

News

A celebration of spring in the mountains: great snowfall offers the opportunity for excellent spring skiing and riding.

Summer Resorts 2002-Far West: Northstar-At-Tahoe, Calif.

Travel

Golf is booming around Lake Tahoe and northern Nevada, and now Northstar-at-Tahoe gives summer guests a choice of playing two 18-hole courses¿its own, plus the new Coyote Moon Golf Course in nearby Truckee.

Look Bindings 1999

Gear

Look contends that its bindings will improve the performance of any ski. And, like Rossignol, it believes in minimal boot-to-binding give.

Tyrolia Bindings 1999

Gear

This company's sensitivity to quality control may explain why it ranks as one of the most trusted among racers on the World Cup. It also contributes to Tyrolia's No. 2 position in market share worldwide.

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