Megan Michelson

The Beginner's Perfect Ski Quiver

Your first day on skis, you probably got outfitted in some ancient rental gear or hand-me-down skis and boots, which smelled like a musty attic and didn’t fit right. It’s no wonder the sport seemed...

The 20 Best Beginner-Friendly Races

Ready to race? Check out these 20 events, carefully curated to provide intrepid newbie skiers, rock climbers, and trail runners a thrilling and welcoming competitive experience.

The Ultimate Winter Bucket List

So you call yourself a skier, eh? Prove it. We’ve compiled a list of the 30 things every winter lover needs to do in a lifetime—from shredding iconic runs and exploring must-visit...

The New Rules of Skiing

Even if you’re a dedicated snow chaser, there are always new ways to make this ski season the best one yet. We did the footwork and learned the techniques, tips, and deals that are going to change...

Is the Next Energy Alternative Taking Flight?

Ten years ago, kiteboarding pioneer Don Montague hatched a plan to become the fastest person to circumnavigate the globe. His idea was to use a 65-foot catamaran, cabled to a large parafoil, that...

Powder. Guaranteed.

The best places to find deep powder ski conditions this winter