Snow Sports

The Soul of Skiing in the Great White North

Tired of epic lift lines, hostile locals, and $15 burgers at the lodge? Something wonderful is happening in a remote pocket of British Columbia, where homegrown spirit is flourishing beyond the reach...

Vail Is Not the Enemy

A few weeks ago, when Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort, the sale triggered an onslaught of vitriol against Colorado's billion-dollar ski empire. But while it's easy to hate a company...

Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain

Over the past few years, we’ve seen a sea change in terms of people’s attitudes, perception, and behavior about recreating in avalanche-prone terrain, especially skiing in the backcountry.

White Noise: Are Avalanches Really Killing More People?

As hordes of skiers hit the backcountry, they're triggering more avalanches than ever before, and there's still a dangerous gap between our collective enthusiasm and the depth of our knowledge. But...

Vail Just Bought Park City: Now What?

Changes, and lots of them, including a sharp uptick in skier visits to Utah, cheaper season passes state-wide, and an increased likelihood that all the Wasatch-area resorts will soon be connected.

What Does Vail's Takeover in Park City Mean for Skiers?

It’s rare that the blanched, distended underbelly of the corporate ski industry gets exposed to the skiing public, but that’s exactly what’s been happening for the past three seasons in the mountains...

An Enviable Life

Aaron Karitis was incapable of doing anything halfway. When the 31-year-old Bend, Oregon-native decided to do something, whether it was a golf game with friends, landscaping his backyard or starting...

Snow Races

Race Report 2014: Outside Endorsed Snow Races

The Olympics’ First Tropical Luger

The first tropical luger of the Winter Olympics was George Tucker, a 37-year-old doctoral student in physics, bumping down an icy track in the Sarajevo Games of 1984. Tucker was an underdog in nearly...

Can Snowboarding Be Saved?

Shortsighted marketers might be running snowboarding into the ground, but it isn’t too late to save the sport