Snow Sports

Stick Together

It's a Guy ThingBig Mountain Resort, Whitefish, Montana. Ski the double-black Picture Chutes, then analyze your technique on video with expert coaches. Three-day men's workshop, $250...

Follow Through

Join the Club Like-minded enthusiasts can get you off your butt with organized events like group-training programs for a first marathon. Pete & Ed Books (800-793-7801,

Rockin' in the Free(skiing) World

Over 170 of the world's best—and craziest—athletes tested their mettle at Crested Butte's 2004 Saab U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships last month (February 25 through 28), each...

Behind the Fall Line

Outside's March 2004 article "Facing the Fall Line" chronicles big-mountain...

Facing the Fall Line

"THE WHOLE TIME," big-mountain snowboarder Stephen Koch says of his latest expedition, "there's just this daunting mass above you." ...

Worldwide Wild

Antarctica Following in Shackleton's Footsteps [2004 Winner] Ernest Shackleton crossed the Southern Ocean to South Georgia Island in a dinghy. You'll make...

Worldwide Wild

California Backpacking the John Muir Trail [2004 Winner] Every mile on this classic American ramble along the spine of the Sierra has a highlight. If you're...

Who's the Fittest?

Freeskier Seth Morrison, 30, thinks nothing of hucking off 60-foot mountain ledges. Snowboarder Keir Dillon, 26, routinely performs McTwists 15 feet above halfpipe lips. Speed skater Derek Parra...

I Did It Friedl's Way

COUPLE OF WINTERS AGO, I was invited by the Calgary, Alberta-based energy-investment firm Peters and Company to give a slide show about my alpine adventures at their annual conference at Lake...

Buying Right

OLD-SCHOOL toboggans just got a high-tech overhaul. For our review of the hottest new sleds, we took three of 'em to Bouncer—a run at Copper Mountain Resort, 75 miles west of Denver—...

The Soft-Shell Game

THE MOST FUNCTIONAL CLASS of garment to come along since the waterproof-breathable jacket, soft shells have arrived en masse this winter. These technical woven numbers put the priority on...

Winter's Wonderland Workout

Empowered with your new winter skills, you can now punch your ticket at some of America's classic backcountry destinations, such as New Hampshire's Tuckerman Ravine, home to a 1,500-foot-high...

Winter's Wonderland Workout

You've seen the folks at the top of the ski resort: They're wearing snowshoes and a daypack, tromping away from the groomed runs and toward a scenic ridge. Or they're skinning uphill on telemark...

Winter's Wonderland Workout

Before you head out on a backcountry trek, you'll need some specialized equipment. Modern snowshoes and backcountry ski and snowboarding equipment (see "Tools of the Trade," below) are making...

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