North & Central America

Biggest Party

Last season, Vail got 56 inches of snow between January 17 and 23. With anything close to that, the inaugural Winter Teva Mountain Games (February 9–12) should be a powder paradise. An...

Best New Lift

Skiing Jackson's upper mountain—home to its famous steeps and stashes—has always required descending all 4,139 vertical feet to the village tram dock. Now the new Marmot lift, which...

Best New Glades

The resort’s recent expansion is small but impressive. These five new trails on ­Andesite Mountain include Shady Chute, a 2,000-foot tree shot through 40-degree steeps, and Wolf Den, a...

Best Powder

After getting hammered with a record 811 inches of snow last season—241 in March alone—Squaw becomes even more powder-friendly this year: digital information boards will report when...

Best Spring Skiing

Typically dry during a La Niña year, Taos always skis well in March. This summer, to make the most of whatever winter brings, the family-owned resort thinned trees on the north-facing...

Best Terrain

Last year was insane: close to 800 inches of fluff fell, and Snowbird stayed open until the Fourth of July. Here's your game plan to beat the crowds: spring for the $92 AltaBird ticket, which...

My Favorite 5: Mike Hattrup

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming  I’m not interested in making 15 turns and then traversing—I want my legs to be...

My Favorite 5: Billy Kidd

As Told to Gordy Megroz 1. Steamboat, ColoradoSkiing is a family sport, and in Steamboat, off any lift, you have a variety of trails that can...

Rise to the Top

The Theory: When deployed, air bags increase buoyancy, making it more likely that a rider will remain at the surface of a slide. Inflated, they also help protect the wearer...

My Favorite 5: Glen Plake

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Chamonix, France If you like a mountain in its natural state—not always prepared by groomers—then Chamonix is the best. You...

Custom Ski Boots

Boots are the linchpin of your skiing setup for one simple reason: if they don’t fit properly, your technique will suffer. If you can’t find a boot on the shelf that conforms to the...

My Favorite 5: Ingrid Backstrom

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Squaw Valley USA, California It gets big Sierra dumps, and the wet snow sticks really well to the steeps. It’s why I...

The Outside Urban Survival Guide

Farm shares, new campgrounds, paddle trails—urban living is getting better and better. We break down these and 28 other new developments that are making U.S. cities shine....

Little Yeoman Brewing

12581 Dallas Lane, Cabool, Missouri417-926-9185An hour and a half drive south of Springfield on a leafy farm in the Ozarks, Little Yeoman is a minuscule 80-gallon...

Beer Nuts

This month, self-described beer nerd and Outside correspondent Christian DeBenedetti releases his new book,

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