Snow Sports

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.

Verglas

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

Downdrafts

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

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...

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.

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.

9. Universal Klister

Some sites are all about service; Universal Klister all about mood, tone, and image.

8. Earn Your Turns

Some of the sharpest backcountry gear reviews in the business, from the folks who brought you Couloir magazine.

6. Brobomb

Brobomb’s tag line puts it nicely into perspective: “Having fun at skiing’s expense.”

5. Teton AT

A serious-minded and expertly informed site, focusing mainly (though not exclusively) on ski-mountaineering in Wyoming’s ragged, beautiful Teton range.

4. Straight Chuter

Straightchuter.com’s Andrew McLean is one of the most prolific (and interesting) ski bloggers writing today.

3. Outdoor Junkie

Ann Driggers blogs about everything from how to find hidden powder stashes, trips from far afield, and reports on runs in the Colorado backcountry.

2. Adventure Skier

A veritable clearing house for all things snow-related, Adventureskier provides an impressive array of snow reports, travel logs, photos, videos, news, op-ed, and links.