Who would have thought Skiing Magazine would be heralding the return of stretch pants? Not us. But clothing made from Schoeller's bombproof, snow-shedding stretch fabric is designed for freedom-of-movement, not figure flaunting (shown here in Cloudveil's Symmetry pant, $180).
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.