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  • Skiing Gear 2016-2017

    Ski Gear Guides

    We pick the best ski gear for the 2017-2018 season, from new all-mountain skis and goggles to the coziest jackets and baselayers

  • Quinn Brett Interview (slider)

    Look Up, Stand Still, Breathe

    An interview with Quinn Brett on the risk of climbing, fear, and the long road to recovery

  • Ski Helmets

    The Best Ski Helmets

    From teched out and ventilated to simple budget options that still get the job done, we break down the best ski helmets on the market

  • The North Face Ventrix jacket (homepage)

    Review: The North Face Ventrix

    With an eye on warmth and breathability, we put The North Face’s new active insulation jacket to the test

  • Holiday Gift Guide

    2017 Holiday Gift Guide

    From socks and insulated mugs to jackets and tents, we cover the full spectrum of great outdoor gifts for this holiday season

  • West Coast Trail (homepage slider)

    On Location: The West Coast Trail

    A detailed look at Vancouver Island’s iconic and challenging coastal hike

  • All-mountain skis homeslide (2018)

    The Best All-Mountain Skis

    For versatile skis that can take on conditions from hardpack to powder, we pick the year’s top all-mountain models

  • Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket (homepage)

    Review: Marmot PreCip

    Balancing weight, weather protection, and price, we break down Marmot’s versatile rain jacket

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

    One of the world’s great trekking routes is threatened but alive (and recovering)

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