Enter the pucker zone: Alaska's Chugach Range, land of waist-deep powder and drop-dead steeps, where the best big-mountain freeskiers in the world come to unhook. Up here, however, being best isn't...
The final equation: Reinforce that joint with a few good exercises
Having blown both knees, the Olympic champ is back with her twice-proven prescription for total recovery
ACL Surgery Demystified, by Chris Keyes, Outside magazine, November 2000
You've rebuilt your broken body; now heal the mental damage and come back stronger than ever
Turn deftly—at this level, one slip will send your Gore-Tex-clad butt down 1,000 vertical feet.
Japan's Snova Corporation perfects pseudo-snow and launches an indoor empire
Vail sweeps up the ashes of ecoterrorism and opens its newest powder paradise
Carl and Lowell Skoog are blazing virgin trails in the backcountry's wild white yonder