We owe a lot to the women profiled in this issue. Their influence on backcountry culture has enabled us all to ski and ride safer, stronger, and better. So even though this list includes only women, these 37 belong on any “Top Skiers” list because of their timeless relevancy in the sport. Also in the January issue, Brigid Mander travels to Norway to discover the cheapest local’s secret ever, Heather Hansman takes a look at the gender gap in guiding, and photographer Seth Lightcap gambles big in Nevada’s Toiyabe Range. Then, we narrow down the best beacons, probes, airbags, packs and accessories to keep you safe.