Snow Sports

Caste Away

Adventure sports are more factionalized than religion. And I'm feeling like a heretic.

Winter, On Speed

Make skate skiing part of the season's regimen and you'll start the year with fitness to spare

Your Coach

Speed up the learning curve with these tips from Dan Clausen, 15-year veteran of the Professional Ski Instructors of America National Nordic Team and ski pro at Wisconsin's Minocqua Winter Park.

Gear Up

Advances in skate-specific equipment match the sport's surging popularity. Here are two of the year's top systems for advanced and intermediate skiers (forget entry-level gear; you'll...

Race Day

Start training now for the season's top nordic competitions

The No Fall Zone

When freeskier Kit DesLauriers dropped in at 29,035 feet on Mount Everest in October, she became the first person to ski off the Seven Summits. Kit, her husband, Rob, and photographer Jimmy Chin also...

Master Builder

Swedish freestyle skier JON OLSSON, 24, dispenses advice on international relations and the best tool for making a good kicker

The New North Star

Alberta now rivals British Columbia as Canada's best winter playground