Snow Sports

Rising Star

Flahr is the new stud in Teton Gravity Research's talent pen. In January 2005, the film company invited him down to HQ in Teton Village, Wyoming, for an informal tryout. Flahr didn't disappoint:...

Nordic Revolutionary

Cross-country skiing in the U.S. suffers from the soccer syndrome—lots of people do it, but nobody watches the pros. The fact that our Olympians have earned just one medal, in 1976, hasn't...

Freshest Mortgages

Want to vacation like a billionaire? Welcome to the world of fractional ownership, where scores of property-owning options at the nation's top resorts are on the table for literally a fraction...

Best Lay

These days, a luxury arms race rages among high-end resorts. (Slumber under our duvets of goose down hand-plucked by virginal Swiss maidens! Marinate in our pomegranate facials!) But these...

Teton Gravity Research's "The Tangerine Dream"

Outside has partnered with Teton Gravity Research to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of ski films. "The Tangerine Dream," the latest from Teton Gravity Research (TGR), is...

I Was an Avalanche Test Dummy

I'M BURIED ALIVE. It's February, and I'm in Utah, in the mountains near Park City. Immobilized in a seated position in a five-foot-deep pit, arms outstretched in front of me, I might be...

Thrill Daddy Dreams of Powder Dawn

THE FUTURE DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN; somebody has to create it. That's as true for adventure as it is for computer technology or medicine. In the future, polar explorers will enjoy unprecedented...

Powder Keg

"THERE WERE PROBABLY 70 or 80 tracks right in here," says 26-year-old Erin Brannigan, diagramming in my notebook the massive avalanche that five days ago killed his best friend, Shane Maixner,...

Ménage à Quatre

Crested Butte, Colorado Why It Beats Cancú;n » There's a reason Crested Butte hosts the national extreme-skiing, -snowboarding, and -teleskiing championships: More than 40...

The High Road

Sweden Skiing the King's Trail Price: $2,295 Difficulty: Challenging Ditch the wimpy groomers at American nordic centers and dig into a real cross-country...

The High Road

Peru Rafting the Lower Apurímac Price: $2,500 Difficulty: Strenuous To reach some hard-won whitewater, this ten-day trekking-and-rafting expedition...

Who's the Fittest?

Twice a year, we take three top athletes, compare their training programs, and tell you who's the most all-around fit. For 2005's cold-weather edition, we studied the regimens of mogul skier...

Boarding House

If you were to die and go to snowboarder heaven, it might look a lot like the DC Mountain Lab, a 22-acre R&D facility and crash pad in Utah's Wasatch Range, operated by SoCal-based DC Shoes,...

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