If you're a finicky skier who wants toasty toes, stop fiddling with that aluminum foil and insert a pair of Shock Doctor's HotBeds into your ski boots. Made of the same material—a porous solid called aerogel—used in NASA space suits, the new HotBeds are just 2.5 millimeters thick but purportedly insulate as well as eight millimeters of 200-gram Thinsulate or four inches of fiberglass wall insulation. The svelte profile shouldn't compromise fit or performance. And they're less messy than dumping cayenne into your socks. ($20, shockdoc.com)
Go above and beyond for your outdoorsy dad or husband this year, here's what they really want. By Leslie Hittmeier
Kris Holm unicycled down Whistler Blackcomb last winter. Will unicyclists soon invade your mountain? We asked him, and here's what he said.
The Freeride World Tour is on and hitting up Squaw Valley through March 4. Get all the details of this epic tour here.
Ski two days, stay two night, and feed yourself at Whistler...all for just $300.
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The world’s most decorated hockey player on violating his contract to ski, the upside of losing, and fighting resort development in BC. As told to Jake Bogoch, editor of Skiing ...
Turns out skiers aren’t bad designers.
Find everything from the December issue here: the year’s best gear, snowfall predictions for the season, the best ski photography of 2008, and more.
Rope drops bring out the competitive bastards in all of us.