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Skiing Magazine: January 2009

Find everything from the January issue here: Skiing on the Italy-Switzerland border, Jamaica’s ski team, eight new freeride boots, and more.
posted: 12/29/2008

Cool Rerunnings (p. 33)

Meet the first-ever Jamaica Ski Team. >>>Read Now

The Fine Line (p. 34)

The best avy-safety movie since “Aspen Extreme.” >>>Read Now

The Meantime In Between Time (p. 38)

Trips to Alaska aren’t all sunshine, lollipops, and heli drops. Elyse Saugstad and a new movie explain. >>>Read Now

Security Blanket (p. 38)

New technology may help resorts stave off the effects of global warming. >>>Read Now

Dropping the Gloves: Boundary-Free Skiing: Freedom or Risk? (p. 40)

A debate between a Europhile and a worrier. >>>Read Now

How to Ski Through a Recession (p. 42)

The economy is in the dumps, but that shouldn’t stop you from praying for the next big dump. You may be unemployed and eating cardboard for all we know. But at least resorts across America have woken up to the reality and dug deep to keep us skiing. Here are the best deals we could find. >>>Read Now

Guides Gone Wild (p. 44)

A first descent in the Tetons. >>>Read Now

The Crime: Temperaturism (p. 45)

Warming up with booze. >>>Read Now

Ode to Chairlift Anonymity (p. 46)

To hell with the internet; a ski resort is the best place to reinvent yourself. >>>Read Now

The Truth: Johnny Decesare (p. 48)

Johnny Decesare on circuits, movies, and more. >>>Read Now

Untracked Line: Baldface Lodge (p. 54)

Baldface, a semi-remote cat-skiing operation, lies deep in British Columbia’s famed West Kootenay region. >>>Read Now

Get Schooled: Ski Cut with Reggie Crist (p. 60)

Skiing Magazine's Get Schooled department brings you tips from athlete Reggie Crist. >>>Read Now

Get Schooled: Throw a Nose Butter 540 with John Symms (p. 62)

Skiing Magazine's Get Schooled department brings you tips from athlete John Symms. >>>Read Now

Get Schooled: Rip the Lift Line with Erik Roner (p. 64)

Skiing Magazine's Get Schooled department brings you tips from athlete Erik Roner. >>>Read Now

DIY: Build a Wax Box with Nathan Schultz (p. 66)

With tips from Nathan Schultz. >>>Read Now

Photo Essay: The Cradle (p. 76)

These photos, all of them Mattias Fredriksson’s, are a tribute to the Arlberg area, its history, and skiing as we know it. >>>Read Now

The Televangelist (p. 87)

Can one yoga-posing, tea-sipping hippie bring telemarking to the masses? >>>Read Now

Welcome to Switaly (p. 94)

The Swiss are too cold, the Italians too hot. But combine the people and terrain of the mountainous border of the two nations and you get glorious schizophrenia. What if they were one country, united under schuss? Inside one man’s (unofficial) feasibility study for the UN. >>>Read Now

Outfitter: Freeride Boots (p. 106)

Adventures in footwear. >>>Read Now

Tested Gear: Backcountry Wear (p. 108)

Earning your turns? You’ll want breathable, comfy water-shedding clothes without much bulk. Like these. >>>Read Now

Threads: Pro Creation (p. 112)

Turns out skiers aren’t bad designers. >>>Read Now

Dropping In: Head Trips (p. 120)

Can Asian wisdom save us from gaperdom? >>>Read Now

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