A new ski brand and a futuristic new look: With its sleek and simple graphics, the Nordica Next 7.0 is like no other ski on the market. $579
To come up with our mostly subjective list of Bests, we polled SKIING's contributors and editors as well as freeskiers and industry insiders. In some categories (skis, boots, and beer, to name a few), we spent months rigorously testing product. In other areas (like "most bitchin' lookin' shades" and "best place to shake your booty"), we simply picked the stuff or place or person we think rocks.
Pick up the September 1999 issue of SKIING Magazine to browse the Best of 2000.