Snow Sports

Can Snowboarding Be Saved?

I was a state college kid the first and only time I rode a snowboard. This was in the 1980s and snowboarding was still illegal at New Hampshire's ski resorts. A classmate from New York City...

Making Cross-Country Skiing Relevant

If Kikkan Randall wins cross-country gold on February 11, as most pundits predict, it will be a first for the U.S. and the first Olympic medal won by an American in the sport since

Score Prime Powder at a Cut Rate

There are worse ways to blow your mortgage payment than skiing untouched powder. But it doesn’t have to be that pricey. There are four strategies that can help you maximize your access...

The American Stars of Ski Jumping

A ski jumper needs to have just the right amount of crazy. Too much, you become a bobsledder. Too little, you never even try. Of the two U.S. women with real hopes to medal in the Sochi Games...

Ski Helmet Fit and Safety

Lots of things can go wrong when you're skiing. Face it, you're sliding fast down a slippery surface on narrow planks with sharp metal edges, surrounded by hazards such as trees and other skiers...

What Good Is the Ski Area Scorecard?

On November 19, the Ski Area Citizens' Coalition released its 12th annual Ski Area Score Card, a survey that rates 85 Western ski areas on their overall environmental impact. This year's top...

Little Hills, Big Attitude

You’ve likely never heard of the five ski areas listed below, but you should definitely consider them for your next adventure.

More Skills, More Fun

When you watch a ski movie, the stars carve buttery turns down an Alaskan precipice, whip through moguls without a pause, and jump cliffbands in a powdery poof, schussing away without a second...

Adriana Blake on Selling Taos Ski Valley

Today the Blake Family announced that they’d sold northern New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley to billionaire hedge-fund, real estate magnate Louis Bacon for an undisclosed...

Will Avalanche Apps Save Lives?

During the 2012-2013 winter season, 24 people died in avalanches in the United States, just shy of the decade-long average of 25. While there are no specific statistics, anecdotal trends suggest...

It's Miller Time

Bode Miller is at a beach volleyball game, and he's pissed. As in: he has thrown his Sölden cap to the floor, his head is in his hands, and he's visibly...

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