Snow Sports

Break the Ice

HYDRATION? You've got it dialed, or so you think. You've acquired a few floppy reservoirs for your fair-weather adventures, but take your fluid pack along on a ski tour and you'll soon be...

Break the Ice

1.) The INDIGO TANGO pack dispenses with bladder and hose altogether, embracing the humble bottle instead. Stab yours into the Pocket of Liquid Delights in the pack's top section—...

Break the Ice

1.) SOURCE seals its entire WINTER KIT PLUS system—reservoir, insulated hose, and bite valve—inside a zippered mitten of closed-cell foam. Though you can slide the kit...

Turn Tricks

U.S. Extreme Skiing champ Kent Kreitler has done hundreds of 360 Tail-Grabs in his 33 years on Earth. With few exceptions, he sticks them like a fly in honey. Warm up, find a steep slope and...

Turn Tricks

We're sitting in a packed bar at the Breckenridge Brewing Company on a recent afternoon watching ski porn over pints of Avalanche Ale. On the screen, top winter athletes carve pristine lines...

The Pulse

[Supersize Diet] Paul Rozin, a University of Pennsylvania psychology professor who specializes in why people choose the foods they eat, recently took a big step toward explaining why...

You Know You Want It

[1] Rigid boots are de rigueur on vertical ice but will practically hobble you on the walk in from the trailhead. MONTRAIL's I.C.E. 9 to the rescue! The soles offer flex for...

You Know You Want It

[1] MARKER's twin-lens INFINITY goggle—the first eyewear effort from a company best known for ski bindings—fits seamlessly with a helmet and delivers huge...

XX Factor

HILAREE O'NEILL 30 Ski Mountaineer Telluride, Colorado...

XX Factor

LYN-Z ADAMS HAWKINS 14 Skateboarder Encinitas, California WHY SHE RULES: The first time Lyn-Z Adams Hawkins dropped into a vert ramp, she was a skinny ten-year-old who...

Ski Naked

I should definitely rent Jackass: The Movie, says Chuck, a cheerful 18-year-old with thick, shaggy hair. As he looks out a bus window at the prairie and cows whizzing by, he tells me...

Where to Ski Right Now

Q: Can you tell me which ski areas open the earliest? Would it be worth making a trip to snag some early turns or am I better off waiting? — Heidi Hagemeier,

The Merry Huckster

Sage Cattabriga-Alosa is Outside's November 2003 Rising Star—and for good reason. The 23-year-old Utah native is one of the hottest names in fusion skiing, an extreme style that crosses...

Rising Star

Name: Sage Cattabriga-AlosaAge: 23Gig: Fusion skiingHometown: Alta, UtahHeight: 5' 10"Weight: 145 lbsFUSION WHAT

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