Snow Sports

Matt Reardon descends Victoria Peak

Take Your Time

Approach the backcountry with respect and humility, or it will provide it for you.

Glen Poulsen

Beef Up Your Avalanche Skills

Before getting involved in the sport, be sure to dial in your backcountry avalanche skills.

Snow-kiting

The Fellowship of the Wings

Red Bull is promoting a snowkiting event with marketing copy that sounds like Gandalf wrote it. Can you pick out the Red Bull event taglines from actual Lord of the Rings quotes? Take the quiz now.

An avalanche in the Caucasus Mountains

Burying the Truth

Recent avalanche deaths have prompted media speculation that sidecountry and backcountry skiing is becoming increasingly dangerous. It's just not that simple.

A deployed ABS avalanche airbag

Blowing Up

For years experts have warned skiers never to travel in the backcountry without beacons, rescue shovels, and probes. In the aftermath of the deadly Washington State slide, is it time to add one more...

Van prepares to jump from the K120 hill during the U.S. National Championships at the Utah Olympic Park in Park City, Utah, July 30, 2011. She finished third.

The Fight to Fly

Lindsey Van talks about the new film Ready to Fly and her struggle to get women's ski jumping into the 21014 Winter Olympics

Utah's Wasatch Range

Backcountry Skiing

You’re into biking, kayaking and skiing. It’s time to raise your game with a life-changing adventure makeover. Check out these amazing destinations.

An avalanche lets loose

Wind Loading

Outside asked the six top adventurers in surfing, kayaking, caving and more what makes them sweat. Andrew McLean talks about wind loading and ski mountaineering.

Climbers balancing on a narrow ridge of Lyskamm

Verglas

Outside asked the six top adventurers in surfing, kayaking, caving & more. What makes them sweat? Kit DesLauriers, ski mountaineer, talks about verglas.

Helicopter

Downdrafts

Outside asked the six top adventurers in surfing, kayaking, caving and more what makes them sweat. Lee Rhodes, helicopter pilot, talks about downdrafts.

Aksel Svindal

Quadzilla

Aksel Svindal has three Olympic medals, two World Cup titles, and the affections of fellow ski racer Julia Mancuso. But can he transcend the sport and become the next Hermann Maier? HAMPTON SIDES...

Power day at Vail

The Top 10 Snow Sports Blogs

While you’re waiting for the next mega-storm, check in with our list of the top winter sports blogs.

Opensnow

10. Opensnow

Like many of us, the founders of opensnow.com spend a lot of time trying to figure out when and where the powder will fly. Unlike many of us, they're meteorologists.

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