Snow Sports

5 Skate Ski Essentials

If you’ve ever wondered what cyclists and runners do to stay in shape during the winter, it involves skating across groomed trails. Cross-country skiing, and specifically skate skiing, now...

The Big-Mountain Skier from Surf City, USA

Cody Townsend looks calm and collected as he clicks into his bindings and stares down the throat of a monster—a long, steep, tapering couloir wedged between towering rock walls. He cracks...

How U.S. Skiers Saved Their Sport

On Tuesday, the Alpine world championships kicked off in Beaver Creek, Colorado. Featuring over 700 athletes from 70 countries competing over a two-week span, the biannual event is comparable to...

The Next Shaun White Is a 14-Year-Old Girl

Last February, as the sports world converged on ­Sochi, Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympics, one of the best halfpipe snowboard­ers in the world made the trip to Pyeong­chang, South...

How Low-Cost Combo Passes Affect Small Ski Areas

These are good times to be moving about the continent in search of powder. Thanks to the consolidation of resorts and the rise of ultra-affordable, multi-resort passes, the price of skiing hasn...

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 found the techniques, tips, and deals that are going to...

Know Your Porns

In case you needed a reminder that winter is coming on fast, Warren Miller Entertainment launched its national tour last month for the ski auteur’s 65th film,

The Best U.S. Resorts for Uphill Travel

Jackson, Wyoming, is flush with backcountry skiing opportunities—from the backcountry access gates at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort...

Outrunning a Slide

The snowpack was sketchy at best for pro skier Wiley Miller in Switzerland's Porte du Soleil. A big storm had dumped a fresh layer of snow and...

Ski on the Cheap

The ticket-window price at major ski resorts this season will be well north of $100, especially during peak times like Christmas and Presidents Day weekend. That’s not to mention the $7...

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