Snow Sports

Winter Rules

La Niña Is QueenIf you like your powder fresh and deep, make a beeline for the Pacific Northwest. "For Oregon, Washington, all the way up to British Columbia, it...

Bigger is Better

Our favorite ongoing trend at ski resorts: the opening of steep and challenging in-bounds terrain. Here's the best new stuff:THE CANYONS, UTAHIron Mountain, adjacent...

The Skies Are Clear

As they have for the past two seasons, budget-minded skiers will drive to local slopes instead of buying plane tickets to destination areas. Which means New England, Lake Tahoe, and Summit...

Rocker 101

For years, skis and snowboards simply had camber, a tip-to-tail arch that distributed weight for glide and helped drive you across the hill by returning energy to your edges. Camber worked great...

The Best New Ski Terrain

GOLD RUSHTELLURIDE, COLORADOColorado's San Juans get some of the lightest powder on earth, but skiing the unstable backcountry requires serious avalanche skills. To...

Après-Ski Party

ALL NIGHT LONGASPEN, COLORADOThink Hot Tub Time Machine, only without the time machine. No ski town has better dining, or gaudier parties. Après among...

Sarah Burke's Resort Skiing Tips

Professional skier Burke, 28, is a three-time X Games gold medalist in the superpipe. Look for her in the new women-only ski film Say My Name.1. NEVER RENT BOOTS:

How to Backcountry Ski

There's no substitute for a good avalanche course (check out avalanche.org/education for courses and locations), but here are some...

The Best Family Ski Resorts

EASY IN THE EASTSMUGGLERS' NOTCH, VERMONTTucked into the north face of Mount Mansfield and boasting some burly and woodsy East Coast terrain, Smuggs could have set...

5 Ski Touring Tips

Ski mountaineer Hill, of Revelstoke, British Columbia, has an audacious goal: become the first person to ski two million vertical feet in one calendar year under his own power. As of press time,...

5 Avalanche Safety Tips

Chabot is the director of the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center. He's spent some 700 days in the backcountry studying the snowpack over the past 15 years.1. PREPARE:

The Best Weekend Ski Resort Escapes

THE QUICKEST FIXALTA/SNOWBIRD, UTAHWhen you see a storm headed for Salt Lake City, book the first flight to town arriving before 10 a.m. on a Friday—and go to the...

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