Features, stories, and reported articles written by Julie Brown.

Posts tagged Gear
The Skis of the Year

Allow me to make a few introductions to skiers in the powder union.

Hannah Victory stepped into skis for the first time at the age of 1. A few years later, she joined the ski team at Mammoth Mountain. Racing is how she was raised, skiing every day until 10 p.m. when the shuttle took her home. Her mom would pack her two sack lunches. Racing took Victory, now 29, across the country and Europe, to the U.S. Development Team, the Europa Cup, the World Juniors, and finally, to Big Sky, where she’s since retired from racing and stepped into another world of skiing—that of the local Big Sky ripper.

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The Last of the Glove Cutters

Without debate, Hestra makes one of the finest gloves in skiing. The soft leather, the mitten design, the warm interior—they’re a bit pricey, but it’s well known that a pair of Hestra gloves pay back on your investment with hours of precious skiing in the elements, skiing you might have missed out on because of cold hands.

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