Light and Free: Freeride skis catch a weight-saving wave

The Gear Guide used to have an unofficial 10-lb. limit. We wouldn’t consider heavier skis. They flat out would not make the cut, and even the most freeride-focused testers would begrudge those portly profiles. But things have changed.


Journey Lines: Splitboard mountaineer Josh Jespersen transitions from seeking vert to finding community in his new project

In 2017, splitboarder Josh Jespersen became the first person to climb and ski all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks—dubbed 14ers—during a single ski season. Jespersen, a splitboard-mountaineer and … [Read More...]

Finer Points: Five-point sidecut and the art of the taper

Even though antique skis are thought to be completely straight, a hint of sidecut has graced ski design since Norway’s early telemark skiers of the 1880s. The subtle one- to three-millimeter sidecut … [Read More...]

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