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Ski Magazine

Ski Magazine

January/February 2021

Ski is the original, largest and most recognized ski publication in the world. Passionately committed to helping readers decide where to ski, what to ski and how to ski, Ski is the authority on resorts, equipment and instruction.

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Country:
United States
Language:
English
Publisher:
Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC
Frequency:
One-off
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21 min
close to home

THE INDY PASS COST: $229 $349 for no blackout dates From $115 kids 12 and under COVID GUARANTEE If you use your pass for fewer than four days, you get a credit toward a 2021-’22 pass. IF YOU’RE LIKE US, YOU WON’T LET A PANDEMIC WIPE OUT YOUR SKI SEASON. THAT SAID, WE DO NEED TO TWEAK HOW AND WHERE WE SKI THIS WINTER, STAYING CLOSER TO HOME AND PATRONIZING SMALLER, LESS CROWDED RESORTS. ENTER THE INDY PASS. THE UP-AND-COMING MULTI-RESORT PASS WAS SEEMINGLY MADE FOR A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, COLLECTING SKI COUNTRY’S UNDER-THE-RADAR COMMUNITY- AND FAMILY-OWNED GEMS ONTO ONE CONVENIENT PASS THAT WILL UNDOUBTEDLY HELP SKIERS PLAN AND EXECUTE QUICK GETAWAYS IN THEIR HOME AND/OR NEIGHBORING STATES. NOT FAMILIAR WITH THE INDY PASS? THIS LITTLE WONDER NOW INCLUDES 56 RESORTS IN THE U.S. (PLUS ANOTHER THREE IN…

1 min
ski to shining sea

There are few places on the planet where you ski directly down to the ocean. Norway’s Lofoten Islands is one such spot, and this couloir, though not the steepest nor blessed with the best snow, provided one of the most direct routes that photographer Ming Poon had ever seen. Poon nabbed this photograph of Christina “Lusti” Lustenberger while on location filming with TGR last winter, and the crew rewarded themselves with some beach time at the bottom. “It’s rare to find such a nice couloir that you can literally ski to the ocean,” says Poon. “The Lofoten islands are a ski and snowboard paradise. I very much look forward to returning.” Mavic 2 Pro with Hasselblad L1D-20c camera, 28mm f/2.8 lens @ f/5, 1/800sec, ISO 100…

2 min
enter nastar racing

SKI Magazine established NASTAR Racing—which stands for National Standard Race—in 1968 to create a recreational racing option for skiers of all ages and capabilities. More than 120 resorts across the U.S. host NASTAR courses. While there are other programs similar to NASTAR, like Vail Resort’s EPIC Mix Racing, none have as broad an athlete base, with more than 165,000 racer days recorded throughout the season at 115 resorts. NASTAR provides each participant with a web page to track progress and check out their rankings at the resort, in their state of residence and nationally. Racers can win platinum, gold, silver, or bronze medals through their resort, and can qualify for the National Championships. Each racer has the opportunity to be as competitive (or have as much fun) as they’d like. What’s more,…

1 min
want to race?

Square your shoulders. Always look ahead. Drive your body forward. Skiing tips sound effortless on paper, but feel so tricky once you’re on the mountain, clipped in and moving downhill. The key to getting better, as with most sports, is repetition and practice to generate muscle memory. One way many strong skiers get better and hone technical skills is through racing. Luckily, ski racing is about more than attending an expensive ski academy as a grom or traveling every weekend to race with a club.…

5 min
national treasure

I’ll be honest: When I first learned that Nancy Greene Raine would be my host for a day of skiing, I had to google her to find out who she was. It didn’t take long to figure out she was big time. Thousands of search results returned snippets detailing Greene’s illustrious ski racing career and her term as a Senator for British Columbia, along with hundreds of black and white photos of a young Greene in action and more recent headshots of a woman with cropped hair and a charming, crooked smile. On our appointed ski day, I’m told I’ll find Greene outside the Sun Peaks Sports Center, to just look for her signature red jacket. I find her easily enough—her outerwear doesn’t give her away as much as her Rossignol…

1 min
first impressions

It takes a lot to wow a ski photographer, especially one as prolific and well traveled as veteran shooter Grant Gunderson. Yet during his first trip with Bella Coola Heli Sports, Gunderson was “completely blown away” by the terrain on offer—the largest heli-skiing tenure on the planet. Gunderson and skier Sam Cohen were grounded during the first seven days due to weather, then the skies cleared and the pair took flight. “It was an amazing first day out,” recalls Gunderson. “Perfect bluebird conditions with all runs starting at 6,000 to 7,000 feet in the alpine and skiing down directly toward the ocean.” Canon EOS-1D X body, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM lens @ f/6.3, 1/1250sec, ISO 125…