Snow Sports

How to Ski on the Cheap

The ticket-window price at major ski resorts this season will be well north of $100, but it is possible to cut some costs.

Skiers: Vail Is Not the Enemy

A few weeks ago, when Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort, the sale triggered an onslaught of vitriol against Colorado's billion-dollar ski empire. But while it's easy to hate a company...

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a sea change in terms of people’s attitudes, perception, and behavior about recreating in avalanche-prone terrain, especially skiing in the backcountry.

Buy Your Ski Pass Now

Combo deals that get you access to multiple resorts are the hot thing in the industry. These five offer the best bang for the buck.

Are Avalanches Really Killing More People?

As hordes of skiers hit the backcountry, they're triggering more avalanches than ever before, and there's still a dangerous gap between our collective enthusiasm and the depth of our knowledge. But...

Vail Just Bought Park City: Now What?

Changes, and lots of them, including a sharp uptick in skier visits to Utah, cheaper season passes state-wide, and an increased likelihood that all the Wasatch-area resorts will soon be connected.

What Vail's Takeover Means for Skiers

It’s rare that the blanched, distended underbelly of the corporate ski industry gets exposed to the skiing public, but that’s exactly what’s been happening for the past three seasons in the mountains...

Remembering Aaron Karitis

Aaron Karitis was incapable of doing anything halfway. When the 31-year-old Bend, Oregon-native decided to do something, whether it was a golf game with friends, landscaping his backyard or starting...

Snow Races

Race Report 2014: Outside Endorsed Snow Races

The Olympics’ First Tropical Luger

The first tropical luger of the Winter Olympics was George Tucker, a 37-year-old doctoral student in physics, bumping down an icy track in the Sarajevo Games of 1984. Tucker was an underdog in nearly...

Can Snowboarding Be Saved?

Shortsighted marketers might be running snowboarding into the ground, but it isn’t too late to save the sport