Snow Sports

K2

Skiing the Himalayas

According to Chris Davenport, big-mountain skier who climbed and skied all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks in a single year

Heli-skiing Alaska

Heli-ski Valdez

With former US Ski Team member Dean Cummings

Avalanche

Stay Alive in Avalanche Country

The American Avalanche Institute’s three-day Level 1 Avalanche course teaches students to mind the red flags.

Steve Romeo in 2008

Steve Romeo: In His Own Words

Outside's Nick Heil spoke about back country skiing with TetonAT.com blogger Steve Romeo shortly before his death in an avalanche on March 7.

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt, Switzerland

Zermatt offers more than 60 on-slope eateries and après joints spread over its three mountains and 153 miles of runs.

Aiguille du Midi, Haute Savoie, France.

The Top 10 Ski Resorts in Europe

With once in a lifetime snowfall hitting this winter, and the Euro faltering, there’s never been a better time to ski the old continent.

Matt Reardon, Noah Howell

Find the Right Gear

Good mountaineering schools have the newest and best equipment for rental.

Noah Howell

Build Up Your Endurance

Since you're trying something new—skinning or climbing with crampons and an ice axe—you'll need to be in great shape to handle exercise at high altitude.

Chris Davenport climbing

Practice in the Spring

Experience develops intuition, and intuition leads you to good, safe skiing.

Chris Davenport

Learn to Climb Technical Terrain

Some knowledge and comfort with ice climbing will make a big difference, building a feeling and love for your tools like crampons and an ice axe.

Noah Howell and Chris Davenport

Make the Uphills Easy

Practice this skill set often to be efficient and to save energy in your excursions.

Kim Havell

Stash Your Axe

The Axe Stash is a slick guide trick to put your axe away where it can quickly be retrieved if you feel insecure while climbing or descending.

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