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Skiing is a way of life for some, an adventure for others, but always a way to enjoy the great outdoors. The feeling of skiing can give you a sensation close to flying, no wonder people love this sport. Flying down a mountain on fresh snow, can be an exhilarating experience. If you haven't done it before, the feeling is hard to describe. It's what makes skiing a unique and sometimes dangerous sport.

Skiing is one the most popular winter activities, enjoyed by millions of people throughout the world. Before hitting the slopes make sure that you are ready for fun. If you are an avid skier or just enjoy the occasional trip down the slopes, you are going to need ski equipment. When looking for ski's or ski equipment, start with this list of top ski brands.

Atomic Ski Brand
Atomic is a well trusted maker of ski's and ski equipment for everyone from beginners to Olympic gold medalists. Atomic has been making ski's for over 60 years now so you can trust in their experience. Not only are their ski's high quality, they also look cool, which is a definite must when you hit the slopes. Atomic makes three unique types of skis which are intended for different terrains. The Piste Rocker for those who prefer to ski on-piste, The All Mountain Rocker for skiers who enjoy skiing on and off-piste in all snow conditions and the Powder Rocker which is made for skiers that like to ski in powder snow. Slogan: We Are Skiing.

Dynamic Ski Brand
Dynamic the former French ski brand was purchased by Atomic Ski. Dynamic skis are known for having a sleek design while maintaining excellent grip. Quality upscale skis, that will not break the bank. They make skis for both men, women, and juniors.

Dynastar Ski Brand
Dynastar has been making skis for over 40 years now is known for producing high quality skis. Dynastar continues to innovate with their products and they make all types of skis, from high performance to recreational to all mountain skis. Plus their skis have a cool, modern look to them.

Elan Ski Brand
Elan is a company from Slovenia that makes skis for all level of skier. They produce a solid ski that offers good performance. They also make race skis, all terrain skis and twin tip skis. A popular brand for Women as they produce some nice ultra-light skis. They also produce a ski called "Amphibio" which offers an interesting, unique design.

Indigo Snow
Indigo ia German ski maker, that uses bamboo as the core of their skis. Started in 1988, by Willy Bogner, their goal is to make perfect ski equipment. They make skis, snowboards and ski equipment and have received multiple awards.
K2 Ski Brand
K2 founded in 1962, recently celebrated a 50 year milestone in businesses. K2 is a name synonymous with high performance skis. K2 seems to push the envelope with their skis and they continue to incorporate new technologies into their skis on a regular basis.

Rossignol Ski Brand
Virtually every skier has heard of this iconic ski brand, Rossignol has been in the game for over 100 years and continues to be a powerhouse in the ski business. Known for outfitting many of the best skiers in the game, Rossignol makes some very high performance ski's as well as ski's for the weekend warrior. Popular lines of Rossignol ski's include Experience (all mountain, all snow), Pursuit (on-piste), Radical (designed for racing), S-Series (freestyle). Slogan: Another best day.

Salomon Ski Brand

Salomon is a top name in the ski business. Solomon was created in the French Alps in 1947, besides skis they also make sports clothing, shoes, trail running and hiking equipment. They make three basic lines of skis, their lines include freeski, all mountain, race & on-piste. Slogan: Future since 1947.

Volkl Ski Brand
A German company that manufactures skis, snowboards and sportswear. They have a high commitment to quality workmanship and are proud to apply the "made in Germany" label to their products. George Volkl started building horse drawn wagons. His son Franz started making boats, sleds and eventually in 1923 started making skis. The first skis they made were initially known as "Vostras".
Snowboarding brings the attitude and style of skateboarding to the slopes. Snowboarding recently joined the Olympics and has proven to be a popular spectator event. If you think you have what it takes to be a snowboarder, try these top snowboard brands on for size.

Arbor Snowboard Brand
If you're looking for a high-quality handmade snowboard, give Arbor Collective a try. They launched their snowboard brand in 1995, with an idea to make snowboards out of sustainable material like wood and bamboo. Arbor's mission is simple, produce great snowboards and at the same time help protect the planet. Arbor is located in Venice, California.

Never Summer Snowboard Brand
Never Summer has a great reputation among snowboarders for building tough, high-quality snowboards. Their boards are made at their factory in Denver Colorado, to ensure the highest quality. Use their board selector tool on their website to help select the perfect snowboard for you. Many snowboarders rate Never Summer as one of their favorite board brands.
Ski clothing is a must if you are going to hit the slopes this season. Many of these brands are specially designed to be extra rugged and warm to suit the needs of skiers. Start with this list of quality ski clothing brands when you are ready to shop.

Armada Ski Clothing Brand
Armada is headquartered in Costa, Mesa California and makes high quality jackets, pants and apparel for modern skiers. Warm, insulated and stylish are a given with this brand.

Karbon Ski Clothing Brand
Karbon is a ski brand that dares people to be different. They use materials that are waterproof, breathable and can stretch. This will ensure that you stay dry and warm, even in the harshest conditions. Karbon was launched in 1997, they are owned by Schure sports which is a privately held, family-owned business based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Oakley Ski Clothing Brand
Oakley is a stylish ski brand the makes ski apparel, ski goggles and glasses. Lots of people that are not even skiers like to wear Oakley glasses, they have a cool edgy look to them. Oakley is known as an innovator in the have one in 600 patents to back up that reputation. Oakley is also sold in more than 110 countries throughout the world.

Obermeyer Ski Clothing Brand

Klaus Obermeyer, a fine skier in his own right, believed that people would spend more time on the slopes if they were warm and comfortable. So he developed the Obermeyer brand, which is slope tested in his home of Aspen, Colorado. Their website is pretty neat too, as it lets you create your own unique ski outfit.

Salomon Ski Clothing Brand
Salomon make some of the highest quality ski jackets out there, yet they don't come cheap, a Salomon ski jacket starts at around $200. They also manufacture pants, mid-layers, boots, goggles and other ski accessories.

Spyder Ski Clothing Brand
Spyder makes some really cool ski clothing and their logo is easily recognizable, it's a great big black widow spider! I own a spyder ski jacket and i can honestly say that it's really comfortable, warm and I love how it looks. As long as you aren't scared of spiders, this is a great brand for skiers. Large selection of apparel for ladies and gents.

The North Face Ski Clothing Brand

The North Face has lots of locations, where they sell a large amount of ski apparel. They also like to sponsor young athletes, that paid of big at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. They scored 2 gold medals with Kaitlyn Farrington and Maddie Bowman. They also scored 2 silver medals with Mike Riddle and Devin Logan. That should only continue to grow this brand. The North Face was founded in 1966, in San Francisco.
Certain states are best known for skiing, heres a list of popular ski resorts listed by state.

California Ski Resorts

Alpine Meadows

2600 Alpine Meadows Road, Tahoe City, 96145
Phone: 530-583-4232 Snow Report: 530-581-8374
Alpine Meadows Website


Saddle Rd. & Wildwood Ave., South Lake Tahoe, 96150
Phone: 775-586-7000
Heavenly Website


1501 Kirkwood Meadows Drive, Kirkwood, 95646
Phone: 209-258-6000 Snow Report: 877-547-5966
Kirkwood Website

Mammoth Mountain

1 Minaret Road, Mammoth Lakes, 93546
Phone: 760-934-2571 Snow Report: 888.SNOWRPT
Mammoth Website


1111 Sierra-at-Tahoe Road, Twin Bridges, 95735
Phone: 530-659-7453 Snow Report: 530-659-7475
Sierra-at-Tahoe Website

Sugar Bowl

629 Sugar Bowl Rd., Norden, 95724
Phone: 530-426-9000
Sugar Bowl Website

Colorado Ski Resorts

Aspen Highlands

1600 Maroon Creek Rd., Aspen, 81611
Phone: 800-525-6200 Snow Report: 970-925-1221
Aspen Highlands Website

Aspen Mountain

PO Box 1248, Aspen, 81612
Phone: 800-525-6200 Snow Report: 970-925-1221
Aspen Website

Beaver Creek

PO Box 7, Vail, 81658
Phone: 970-754-4636 Snow Report: 970-496-4111
Beaver Creek Website


PO Box 1058, Breckenridge, 80424
Phone: 800-789-7669 Snow Report: 970-496-4111
Breckenridge Website


38700 Highway 82, Aspen, 81611
Phone: 800-525-6200 Snow Report: 970-925-1221
Buttermilk Website

Copper Mountain

209 Ten Mile Circle, Copper Mountain, 80443
Phone: 866-841-2481 Snow Report: 800-789-7609
Copper Mountain Website


22101 US Highway 6, Dillon, 80435
Phone: 877-625-1556 Snow Report: 970-496-4111
Keystone Website


601 East Dean St., Aspen, 81611
Phone: 800-525-6200 Snow Report: 970-925-1221
Snowmass Website


565 Mountain Village Blvd., Telluride, 81435
Phone: 970-728-6900
Telluride Website


550 E. Lionshead Circle, Vail, 81657
Phone: 970-476-5601 Snow Report: 970-754-4888
Vail Website

New Hampshire Ski Resorts


Route 302, Bartlett, 03812
Phone: 800-223-7669 Snow Report: 877-677-7669
Attitash Website

Bretton Woods

Route 32, Bretton Woods, 03575
Phone: 603-278-3320 Snow Report: 603-278-3333
Bretton Woods Website


60 Loon Mountain Road, Lincoln, 03251
Phone: 603-745-8111 Snow Report: 603-745-8100
Loon Mountain Website

Waterville Valley

1 Ski Area Road, Waterville Valley, 03215
Phone: 800-468-2553 Snow Report: 603-236-4144
Waterville Valley Website

Utah Ski Resorts


State Highway 210, Alta, 84092
Phone: 801-359-1078 Snow Report: 801-572-3939
Alta Website

Deer Valley

PO Box 889, Park City, 84060
Phone: 800-424-3337 Snow Report: 435-649-2000
Deer Valley Website

Park City

1310 Lowell Ave., Park City, 84060
Phone: 435-649-8111
Park City Website


State Highway 210, Snowbird, 84092
Phone: 801-933-2222 Snow Report: 801-933-2100
Snowbird Website


12000 Big Cottonwood Canyon, Solitude, 84121
Phone: 801-534-1400 Snow Report: 801-536-5777
Solitude Website

The Canyons

4000 The Canyons Resort Drive, Park City, 84098
Phone: 435-649-5400 Snow Report: 435-615-3456
The Canyons Website

Vermont Ski Resorts


4763 Killington Road, Killington, 05751
Phone: 802-422-6200 Snow Report: 802-422-3261
Killington Website

Mt. Snow

39 Mount Snow Rd., West Dover, 05356
Phone: 802-464-3333 Snow Report: 802-464-2151
Mt. Snow Website


77 Okemo Ridge Road, Ludlow, 05149
Phone: 866-706-5366 Snow Report: 802-228-5222
Okemo Website


73 Alpine Drive, Killington, 05751
Phone: 866-667-7426 Snow Report: 802-422-1200
Pico Website

Smugglers' Notch

4323 Vermont Route 108 South, Smugglers' Notch, 05464
Phone: 800-419-4615
Smugglers' Notch Website


5 Village Lodge Road, Stratton Mountain, 05155
Phone: 802-297-4000 Snow Report: 802-297-4211
Stratton Website


1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, 05674
Phone: 800-537-8427 Snow Report: 802-583-7669
Sugarbush Website