Heather Hansman (@hhansman) is a Seattle-based freelance writer and a former editor at Powder and Skiing. One time, she won a bag of pasta in an Italian big mountain competition. She is a terrible surfer.
News flash: Skiing isn't a cheap sport. You're going to be shelling out whether you're skiing a small-town rope tow or a multi-peak mega-resort. But your dollars get you farther at some mountains...
And why it's so hard to make that happen.
Warren Miller’s autobiography gives a thorough look at his six-decade career—which just so happens to parallel the rise of skiing in America.
The father of ski films has directed 55 powder flicks. This is our highly subjective ranking, with a little help from people who know his work best.
Water-reporting vet John Fleck's new book explores the ways the West is dealing with drought, and it's not all gloom and doom.
The niche sport boasts a set of star athletes that's impressively gender-equal. A group of filmmakers wants more people to know about it—and get involved themselves.
If you’re in the military, or have worked as a hot shot, or like to hunt, you’ve likely heard of Mystery Ranch backpacks because the company has been making bomber packs for these segments since 2000...
The new SAR 1 isn’t just for avalanche rescue.
But the Forest Service has a plan to stop them: working together so that glading works for everybody.
San Francisco, Montreal, and Washington, DC, are all looking to adopt the “Idaho Stop.”
Normcore just got a little cooler.
Ski towns, if they were to pool their resources and knowledge, might become a formidable political bloc against climate change.
The bell rings at Utah's Winter Sports School in Park City, America's first sports-specific charter academy.
Foster Huntington is getting really good at living the dream. The man who invented #VanLife is finally settling down, but in a fittingly unconventional way.
In 2007, Boston was ranked the worst biking city in the U.S. by Bicycling magazine—for the third time. There were plenty of reasons: lack of lanes, poor road conditions, boorish drivers.