Skiing in the West

Our favorite places to go skiing, from Tahoe to Telluride--plus some secret tips to take with you to the slopes

10 reasons to try skiing this season

Think skiing’s too cold, too crowded, too expensive? These solutions will have you itching to hit the slopes this season

Custom-fit equipment
Photo by Brown Cannon III; written by Rachel Levin

Custom-fit equipment

The excuse: “Ski boots suck.”

Solution: Find a ski-boot whisperer.

Insiders tout family-run BootDoctors (, in Telluride, Colorado, and Taos, New Mexico, as one of the best. There’s also Cosmo’s Footwerks ( in Truckee, California, and Larry Houchen at Larry’s Boot Fitting ( in Boulder, Colorado. These guys will make custom foot beds or tweak a liner till it fits just right. From about $30 for a fitting.


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