Snow Sports

High Road

Outside brings you the best adventure lodges of 2012, including Icefall Traverse.

The 9 Best Adventure Lodges of 2012

La Niña is bringing in the screwy weather again. Here's where to stay while you're taking advantage of great skiing, snowboarding and more.

Breakaway Speed

Red Bull's Crashed Ice is a physical mashup of hockey and snowboardcross held on a downhill ice rink. We talk to the one of the stars of the fledgling sport.

Your Own Private Ski Mountain

Tired of waiting in long lift lines at ski resorts? For a few thousand dollars, you could have the place to yourself.

Forecasting Avalanches

This past weekend, skier Jamie Pierre died in an avalanche in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon. Known instabilities in the snowpack had been brushed aside by dozens of experienced skiers in the area...

My Favorite 5: Mike Hattrup

Former U.S. Ski Team moguls skier and director of K2's Backcountry Ski division Mike Hattrup picks his favorite mountains

Rise to the Top

Avalanche air bags are gaining in popularity. And for good ­reason—they can increase survival rates by 98 percent. Here's how they work.

Custom Ski Boots

Skis may be sexier, but boots are more important: if they don’t fit properly, your technique will suffer.

Groomed for Success

At age 16, ski racer Mikaela Shiffrin is being called the fastest skier the U.S. has ever produced. Can she back up that hype on the world stage?

Snow Sense

Cycle,surf, ski, climb—13 apps that put you a click away from the beta you need, including Skireport and Maprika.

Behind the Curve

In July, FIS mandated the most drastic change in ski dimensions in 20 years. They claim the change was made in the name of safety, but will it hurt the sport?

Another Run

This August the U.S. Ski Team kicked off developmental star Sandy Vietze after he got drunk and pissed in front of a young girl during a JetBlue flight from Portland to New York City. Yes, Veitze was...