Snow Sports

Out of Bounds

This one’s not for weekend warriors. Located 140 miles southeast of Fairbanks, in the middle of the Alaska Range, the three-year-old Lodge at Black...

All-Ages Show

A 5,100-acre playground outside Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park, Snow Mountain Ranch is best described as a year-round camp where grown-ups are...

High Road

When Larry Dolecki started guiding the Icefall Traverse last season, he billed it as the Canadian Haute Route, with one striking difference: it’s utterly...

The 9 Best Adventure Lodges of 2012

From Jay Peak in Vermont to the Alaska Range, we round up nine cozy winter lodges that put you slopeside for La Niña's best powder dumps....

Breakaway Speed

In January, the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship makes its American debut, in...

Your Own Private Ski Mountain

This winter, ski-pass discounter Liftopia introduces private resort rentals. Yes, that's right: you and your buddies can now have an entire...

My Favorite 5: Mike Hattrup

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Jackson Hole, Wyoming  I’m not interested in making 15 turns and then traversing—I want my legs to be...

My Favorite 5: Billy Kidd

As Told to Gordy Megroz 1. Steamboat, ColoradoSkiing is a family sport, and in Steamboat, off any lift, you have a variety of trails that can...

Rise to the Top

The Theory: When deployed, air bags increase buoyancy, making it more likely that a rider will remain at the surface of a slide. Inflated, they also help protect the wearer...

My Favorite 5: Glen Plake

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Chamonix, France If you like a mountain in its natural state—not always prepared by groomers—then Chamonix is the best. You...

Custom Ski Boots

Boots are the linchpin of your skiing setup for one simple reason: if they don’t fit properly, your technique will suffer. If you can’t find a boot on the shelf that conforms to the...

Groomed for Success

I’m standing near the finish line, next to a couple of local ski-racer boys, during the second of two runs at the 2011 U.S. Alpine Championships. It’s early April in Winter Park,...

Snow Sense

Plenty of ski and weather apps provide snowfall estimates, but if you want specifics—like which resort, Vail or A-Basin, got the bigger dump in the last storm—

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