Long stigmatized in the United States, wider adoption of guided backcountry skiing will boost knowledge, reduce gatekeeping, and promote human-powered skiing on public lands
For a small weight penalty, the new system offers tech-pin efficiency and pro-level descending. Outside spent the past 11 months testing it.
Here's what you need to know if you're in the market to buy this season
The backcountry is more popular than ever, but that doesn't make it safe
Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.
Explore the backcountry, XC style
Fast tint shifts, seamless lens changes, and better antifog technology mean you can focus on your line
This season's best boards charge hard, but they're a blast at all speeds
Four days. Eighteen testers. More than 150 pairs of skis.
In February, our team of testers headed to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to try out new skis from every major brand in the industry
Sussing out the best new skis meant four straight days of shredding. Here's some of what we wore to stay warm, safe, and comfortable.
Technology and hyper-anxious parents were destroying one of the last bastions of unfettered childhood long before the pandemic closed camps for the season
Help keep trails open by not abusing them
Some people are behaving badly in the face of a pandemic. Others are making the outdoor world proud.
Trail dogs aren't for everyone, but trails are. As dog owners, we need to remember that.
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