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SKI Magazine: October 2008

Find everything from the October issue here: the Top 50 Resort Guide, Look-at-Me Luxury Gear, Revelstoke, and more.

Stuff We Like (p. 40)

The newest and coolest gear for this season, picked out by our peeps at SKI Magazine. >>>Read Now

Mountains of Real Estate (p. 42)

Is it time to buy that dream ski home? With the real estate market in the deep freeze, there are some deals, albeit few steals. And the Russians are coming.
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The Politics of Skiing

The new snow-country strategy: Ski locally; act nationally.

In the noisy approach to November’s presidential election, politics has elbowed its way to the front of seemingly every discussion. In fact, politics has always played a key role, if quiet one, in the ski industry, especially for those 136 ski areas sitting at least partly on U.S. Forest Service land. With the U.S. government as a landlord, those resorts routinely work closely with the Forest Service on a range of concerns. Of course, the politics of skiing doesn’t end there.

The Skier Within: Ski Instructors Change Techniques

When ski instruction went from formal technique to pop psychology.

More than three decades ago, skiing was ripe for a change in the way the sport was taught. Amid a new wave of research in psychology and neurology that supported a holistic approach to how people learn, ski instructors were still shouting orders to tense skiers about the placement of their knees and shoulders.

St. Anton, Austria

Looking for lots and lots of skiing on your European ski vacation, followed by lots and lots of dancing? Make your way to rowdy St. Anton.

The first thing people mention when they talk about St. Anton is the rowdy après-ski scene. "Rowdy in Austria's top ski resort means spending three to six hours with 1,000 of your fellow skiers at a standing-room-only outdoor bar that's not quite at the bottom of the mountain, tossing back Austrian beer followed by fruity schnapps while singing loudly to thumping Euro disco hits. While it's true that this is a signature St.

Eating In Aspen

Travel

From the newest tables to the best après-ski, where to dine in Aspen.

Toby Dawson Meets Biological Father

News

DNA tests prove South Korean bus driver is Olympic Bronze Medalist's Dad.

History's High Notes

Features

Take a schuss through skiing's past at these snow-country museums.

Kim Reichhelm Hosts Multiple Ski Camps

Instruction

Kim's passion and enthusiasm for skiing is contagious. Once you ski with Kim it'll never be the same.

Vail

Features

Chances are you won't have America's most-visited ski resort to yourself. But a few proven strategies and some local intel can make Vail feel a little bit more like your own.

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