Snow Sports

War and Piste

Bamiyan, Afghanistan. Home to the best unexplored ski terrain on the planet, occasional town-crushing avalanches, and only a hint of Taliban presence. Saddle up for an intrepid boot-packing...

Friday Interview: Seth Morrison

One of skiing's most recognizable icons discusses fame, death metal, and the lessons he has learned during a decades-long career in a sport that can wear people down pretty quickly.

Friday Interview: Jordan Manley

The British Columbia-based videographer-photographer discusses Dubai’s ski community, what draws him to mountain people, and being naked—a lot—in Japan.

Tunnel Vision

What started as a glorious powder day ended in a desperate fight for survival after three skiers were buried by a killer avalanche in the backcountry of Stevens Pass, in Washington's Cascades. Megan...

Friday Interview: Kim Havell

The preeminent female ski mountaineer of our time discusses recovering from the tragedies of last winter, breaking into the backcountry, and schussing on an erupting volcano.

Friday Interview: Andreas Fransson

The 29-year-old Swedish ski-mountaineer with an elegant outlook on life discusses fear, risk, and that one time he broke his neck in an avalanche that swept him 400 meters down ice, rock, and snow.

Steve Romeo: In His Own Words

Outside's Nick Heil spoke about back country skiing with TetonAT.com blogger Steve Romeo shortly before his death in an avalanche on March 7.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt offers more than 60 on-slope eateries and après joints spread over its three mountains and 153 miles of runs.

The Top 10 Ski Resorts in Europe

With once in a lifetime snowfall hitting this winter, and the Euro faltering, there’s never been a better time to ski the old continent.

Find the Right Gear

Good mountaineering schools have the newest and best equipment for rental.

Build Up Your Endurance

Since you're trying something new—skinning or climbing with crampons and an ice axe—you'll need to be in great shape to handle exercise at high altitude.