Ski and boot production has come a long way from hand-carved wood and tooled leather. Today's factories are fully computerized and rely upon state-of-the-art robotics and ultra-modern machines as well as the human touch. Join us for a tour and follow your gear from inspiration to snow.
Some wayfarers claim it's all about the journey. They probably haven't navigated an eight-foot ski bag from car to curb to counter or lifted a lumpy duffel the size of a Volkswagen. On flights, these people carry on books, not boots. In short, they probably aren't skiers.
Traveling to ski resorts with a full load of equipment has always been an ornery proposition. With increased airport security and now-marathon check-in lines, it will be even more awkward this season.