Snow Sports

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-ski Valdez

With former US Ski Team member Dean Cummings

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

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.

Find the Right Gear

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

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.

Practice in the Spring

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

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.

Make the Uphills Easy

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