Snow Sports

Verglas

Verglas is really thin ice that often forms in...

Downdrafts

Most often, you get hit by them on the back side of a ridge. When you’re coming in to land at 12,000 feet—that’s high for a helicopter—and you have a big downdraft, you...

Wind Loading

Wind-loaded pillows are mounds of snow deposited from one side of a ridge to the other, and they’re never quite the same. Sometimes they hold, and sometimes they break loose and avalanche...

Quadzilla

AKSEL SVINDAL pulls to the front of the start hut and edges toward the chute. His boots creak in the packed snow. He plants his poles and leans forward as the Longines clock beeps down the count...

9. Universal Klister

Good for: Homies in the flyover states; aspiring photogsWritten by: Hansi Johnson, AKA "Loki"Some sites are all about service; this one...

8. Earn Your Turns

Good For: Lift shunners; knee droppers; wilderness loversWritten By: Craig Dostie (and friends)Some of the sharpest backcountry gear...

1. Wild Snow

Good For: Hardcores, softcores, and anyone curious about life beyond the lifts.Written By: Lou Dawson (and friends)Expert...

10. Opensnow

Good For: Powder freaks; commuters; holiday travelersWritten By: Joel Gratz and Andrew Murray Like many of us, the founders of

3. Outdoor Junkie

Good For: Anyone looking for a Rocky Mountain highWritten By:

4. Straight Chuter

Good For: Anyone who’s ever said the words “steep” and “deep” in the same sentenceWritten by: Andrew McLean

5. Teton AT

Good For: You-fall-you-die shralpersWritten By: Steve RomeoA serious-minded and expertly informed site, focusing mainly (though not...

2. Adventure Skier

Good For: New Englandahs; Western riders who’ve only heard of the “East”...

The Top 10 Snow Sports Blogs

For most of the country, it's been a dry, barren winter. So while you’re waiting for the next mega-storm, check in with our list of the top winter sports blogs. These enthusiasts are...

7. ESPN Freeskiing Blog

Good for: Riders with college degrees; cable junkies; newshoundsWritten by: Megan Michelson, variousESPN covers its turf well, and freeskiing...

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