Snow Sports

Friday Interview: Tim Brown

From California to Colorado, over the past two weeks, new snow has blanketed the mountains of the West. The allure of untouched powder can be irresistible—and deadly. During the 2011-12...

Get Me Out of Here: Snowkiting

I’ve been thinking about it, and, just hear me out here, I think the thing that has really kept me from achieving my athletic glory potential is not my gracelessness, nor my aversion...

Friday Interview: Heli Putz

Over the past 10 years, Austrian mountain guide Heli Putz has been involved in some of extreme sports’ most notable conquests. He helped BASE jumper-sky diver Felix Baumgartner train for...

Friday Interview: Lynsey Dyer

In the beginning, big-mountain skier Lynsey Dyer didn’t realize she could get paid to ski powder. She was an alpine racer, having won a downhill junior Olympic title at age 16. But on a...

Friday Interview: Pete Wagner

The argument for dropping two grand on a pair of skis usually goes something like this: Why waste time and money burning through several pairs of boards to find the perfect ski, when you can...

Friday Interview: Scott Sundberg

Heli-skiing in Alaska is on every serious skier’s bucket list. The mountains are big. The snow is deep and plentiful. There are spines, huge faces, and many first descents to be had....

Friday Interview: Steven Nyman

On a foggy day in Val Gardena, Italy, this past December, the U.S. Ski Team’s Steven Nyman became the first American male—aside from Bode Miller—to win a World Cup speed event...

Get Me Out of Here: Snow Tubing

The last time I came to this ski hill I was a 13-year-old eighth-grader on a field trip with my class. I spent the majority of the day in the chalet, buying candy, eating candy, and then feeling...

Friday Interview: Sam Howard

Depending on your past mountain experiences, perhaps your age, and if you’ve ever lived in a ski town, you either view ski patrollers as resort police, mountain EMTs, or alpine icons. For...

Friday Interview: JP Auclair

Before the X Games, freeskiing’s induction into the Olympics, and the proliferation of twin tips and tall tees, there was a renegade group of mogul skiers known as the New Canadian Air...

Friday Interview: Gus Kenworthy

Fresh off a second place finish at the Dew Tour in early December—in which he stomped his new, signature trick, a double cork 1620 blunt grab in the big air competition—and having...

Friday Interview: Nat Partridge

At some point in every outdoorsman’s life, you fantasize about being a guide—a life of starry nights, limitless powder, rainbow trout, and crag. An existence free from the cubicle,...

Friday Interview: Kye Petersen

As a kid, Kye Petersen, 22, used to head up into to the mountains around his Whistler, British Columbia, home to get away from things. His father, the acclaimed ski mountaineer Trevor Petersen,...

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