Alyeska Resort, Alaska
The Season's Best
The 15 Best Ski Resorts in North America. Period
The goal: To rank the continent's top ski destinations. The deciding factors: Snow quality and terrain. The judge: Marc Peruzzi, intrepid Colorado-based ski reporter, former Outside staffer, and editor of Skiing magazine, 2003-2008.
Whistler Blackcomb, British Columbia
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia
Nine Ways to Pick Lindsey Vonn Out of a Crowd
An American is the best female skier in the world. Better start paying attention.
Black Diamond Bandit AvaLung Backpack
What Chris Figenshau, Photographer, Brings
The 37-year-old Victor, Idaho, resident spends over 100 days a year in the field, often chasing the world's best skiers around in snowy ranges from Bolivia to Morocco. Here's what he usually takes along.
What Andrew McLean, Ski Mountaineer, Brings
McLean, 47, is one of the world's most accomplished backcountry skiers, with first descents on every continentand more than 100 total. This spring, he's off to Greenland for a few more. Here's what he's packing.