Snow Sports

The Fight to Fly

World champion ski jumper Lindsey Van, 27, is the subject of Ready to Fly, a new feature-length...

Backcountry Skiing

You Can: Confidently ski the sidecountry.You Want: To break into the backcountry safely.The Trip: When first tackling 35-degree...

Downdrafts

Most often, you get hit by them on the back side of a ridge. When you’re coming in to land at 12,000 feet—that’s high for a helicopter—and you have a big downdraft, you...

Wind Loading

Wind-loaded pillows are mounds of snow deposited from one side of a ridge to the other, and they’re never quite the same. Sometimes they hold, and sometimes they break loose and avalanche...

Verglas

Verglas is really thin ice that often forms in...

Quadzilla

AKSEL SVINDAL pulls to the front of the start hut and edges toward the chute. His boots creak in the packed snow. He plants his poles and leans forward as the Longines clock beeps down the count...

10. Opensnow

Good For: Powder freaks; commuters; holiday travelersWritten By: Joel Gratz and Andrew Murray Like many of us, the founders of

The Top 10 Snow Sports Blogs

For most of the country, it's been a dry, barren winter. So while you’re waiting for the next mega-storm, check in with our list of the top winter sports blogs. These enthusiasts are...

9. Universal Klister

Good for: Homies in the flyover states; aspiring photogsWritten by: Hansi Johnson, AKA "Loki"Some sites are all about service; this one...

8. Earn Your Turns

Good For: Lift shunners; knee droppers; wilderness loversWritten By: Craig Dostie (and friends)Some of the sharpest backcountry gear...

7. ESPN Freeskiing Blog

Good for: Riders with college degrees; cable junkies; newshoundsWritten by: Megan Michelson, variousESPN covers its turf well, and freeskiing...

6. Brobomb

Good for: Bros; brahs...

5. Teton AT

Good For: You-fall-you-die shralpersWritten By: Steve RomeoA serious-minded and expertly informed site, focusing mainly (though not...

4. Straight Chuter

Good For: Anyone who’s ever said the words “steep” and “deep” in the same sentenceWritten by: Andrew McLean

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