Snow Sports

Powder Tools

Behind every modern Olympian there are geeks—titanium-smelting gear wizards whose ideas can mean the difference between gold and goat. Straight from the secret labs, here are four of the hottest...

The Price of Free-Heel

He is the undisputed king of an immensely grueling sport. So why must Reid Sabin shovel dirt just to get by?

Pope on a Rope Tow

Going deep in Poland's Tatra Mountains, where the forests are soulful, the slopes steep, and the trails most holy

Cached Pow

Hike, Drive, or Hop to AK's Hidden Stash

Go Wise, Go Fast

Expert advice to keep you strong in the cold

What You Need to Go in the Snow

Winter racing equipment—and the way you modify it—is crucial to your performance. Here are eight cold-weather essentials.

Yes, This Is For You

Don't worry, winter races come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some guidelines to help you find the perfect fit.

Free At Last

North American resorts have expanded boundaries, opened gates, and liberated skiers to revel in ungroomed wildness. Our guide to the great stuff you won't find on the trail map.