Top 5 Ski Magazines

Skiing and snowboarding are incredible pursuits, as we all know. The culture of what we do is also just as important, so, we thought creating a Top 5 Ski Magazines list was a great way to celebrate the way writers, publishers and those passionate about skiing and boarding help us to shape our tastes, and bring even more meaningful insights to our experiences.

So, we thought it best to celebrate these magazines – especially as they are keeping us going in what has been a dreary 2020. Without further ado, welcome to our ‘Top 5 Ski Magazines’ list. Find out which magazines our panellist picked as the top 5 ski magazines (and snowboard magazines!).

They’re the perfect place for you to begin if you’re interested in ski and snowboarding culture, sports, ski gear and board gear, the latest news about ski resorts as well as news from across the world of professional skiing and boarding. These magazines are also great resources for beginners and seasonaires alike, in terms of getting the insider knowledge about various destinations like Morzine, Les Gets, Meribel – or even Ischgl, Cervinia or Courmayeur – the writers here are likely to have lived and loved it, with the best ideas to share from that.

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So what are the Top 5 Best Ski Magazines? Let’s find out!

 

  1. In The Snow
  2. Ski + Board
  3. Ski Mag
  4. The Snowboarder’s Journal
  5. The Ski Journal

 

The Best 5 Ski Magazines

1. In The Snow

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In The Snow is the UK’s most read ski magazine, and is extraordinarily popular around the world as a whole. Founded, edited and published by a team of true snow heads, In The Snow is the go-to title in terms of looking for unique takes on the love of  skiing, boarding and the quiet geekery that goes with it. Their gear reviews are renowned and genuinely affect the buying decisions of skiers and snowboarders (including ours!). Also of note are their fantastic interview pieces with some people whom you might not expect immediately, which only adds to the pleasure of their work. Take for instance their recent ‘10 Minutes With Jenson Button” – only 10 minutes – sure, but with lots of juice squeezed out for an entertaining read.

Website: inthesnow.com

2. Ski+Board (from Ski Club of Great Britain)

For disclosure, Ski Club of Great Britain are trusted partners of ours here at Ski Lifts, but obviously with excellent reasons: their wisdom, advice, info, tips and subsequently their magazine features are informed by almost a century of skiing culture. In this way, Ski+Board can’t be beaten. Ski+Snow is a fantastic resource to help get you excited for your seasons – and it’s also one of the best ways to find a ski holiday based on your actual ski and board abilities, and to tailor them to what you’re after – whether that’s enjoying where you’re at, or getting tutored support to improve. SCGB’s Freshtracks programme has plenty for you to choose from.
Website: skiclub.co.uk/news-and-events/ski-and-board-magazine

3. Ski Mag

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Ski Mag is slick, stylish and a fabulous pre-ski read, available online for free and in print for extremely reasonable rates on an international subscription if you’re not from the US. Ski Mag is great for newbies and professionals alike, known for coverage of famous figures in the sport, as well as their generous commissions to the world’s best photographers in the industry.
Website: skimag.com

4. The Snowboarder’s Journal

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Yes, this is The Snowboarder’s Journal (published by the same house as the next magazine in our list) and used to be known, a small aeon ago, as ‘Frequency’ for those of us grey enough to remember. The Snowboarder’s Journal is a luxe snowboarding magazine which secures interview and review access to some of the biggest – and also most obscure, but cool – names in boarding, with reviews about hidden gems to visit for those on “the dark side” covered in their ‘Locale’ section, where you can expect to find amazing chalets and locations that no-one’s really ventured to before…
Website: thesnowboardersjournal.com

5. The Ski Journal

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Just as stylish and suave as magazine number 4, The Ski Journal was made to intimidate all possible guests at your coffee table, except of course, skiers. The Ski Journal is a uniquely produced magazine that feels more a like a fine cheeseboard – you’ll read snow thought-pieces and scan your eyes over the most exquisite photo essays, or savour their interview profile pieces on industry activists and brave backcountry skiers in Canada and Alaska, while skiing propre is peppered in the margins.
Website: theskijournal.com

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