Skiing 101

Skiing 101: The Best Skis for Beginners

Skiing 101: The Best Skis for Beginners

There’s no such thing as a “beginner’s ski,” but there are skis that are good for beginners. Here’s our guide.

Bindings 201

Bindings 201

What’s Elastic Travel? What’s Forward Pressure? What’s a DIN setting? This guide covers these key terms and some differences between traditional tech and alpine bindings.

Outerwear 101: Which Socks & Why?

Outerwear 101: Which Socks & Why?

Time to talk socks. Our reviewers weigh in on what they actually wear on the mountain—and why. Plus, two bits of conventional wisdom when it comes to socks and snowsports.

Base Repair 101

Base Repair 101

Base repairs are part of the game; those mountains are made of rock, after all. A good repair simply requires a little technique and practice, so here’s our step-by-step guide to simple base repairs. (We also threw in a short primer on polymer chemistry, you know, just for good measure.)

GEAR 101: What Is Flipcore?

GEAR 101: What Is Flipcore?

There’s been a lot of hype around Blizzard’s Flipcore technology. Problem is, the ski industry’s been so busy throwing awards at it that nobody’s bothered to explain it. Here’s our crack at it.

Telemark Skiing 101

Telemark Skiing 101

Free your heel, and your mind will follow. At least, that’s what they tell us. Assuming they’re right, then BLISTER’s Telemark 101 piece will help guide you down the path to enlightenment.

SKIING 101: Getting Started

SKIING 101: Getting Started

Before you can turn pro and star in ski flicks, you’re going to need to get your own setup. Here’s a guide to getting you out of the rental shop and into your own gear.

ROCKER 101: A Brief History of Rocker + A Glossary of Terms

ROCKER 101: A Brief History of Rocker + A Glossary of Terms

Pretty much everything you ever needed to know about Rocker, including a brief history and a glossary of relevant terms.

SKIING 101: Safer Skiing – The Case For Fatter, Rockered Skis

SKIING 101: Safer Skiing – The Case For Fatter, Rockered Skis

Sure, fat, rockered skis are all the rage, but are they right for you? Before you say No, you might want to think first about your safety.