Snow Sports

Ultimate (Snowball) Fighting Championship

Each winter, more than 2,500 teams from across Japan compete for one of 155 coveted slots in the annual Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen, the world's de facto snowball Super Bowl. The...

What’s the ideal, warm, winter mid-layer?

I am searching for a light, packable garment to be layered under a shell when I take a break from high-output winter sport like cross-country skiing or...

Piping Up

A snowboarder gets over her fear of flying

Master Class

You've learned the basics. Now take your game to the next level with these top schools.

What should I wear while skiing?

I spent last Saturday at REI looking at ski gear and got a bit overwhelmed. I was told until I really want to invest in all the "stuff" for skiing, that all I...

It's Gonna Be Slick!

A veteran ice-boater takes a shot at the world record for wind-powered speed


For 25 years, Shaun Palmer has dominated everything from the snowboard halfpipe to mountain-bike downhills—and earned his reputation as action sports' foul-mouthed bad boy. Now 40, he's...

Nordic Pine

Flagstaff Lake Hut, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Diehard's Dream

Norway Basin Camp, Wallowa Mountains, Oregon