Heather Hansman (@hhansman) is a Seattle-based freelance writer and a former editor at Powder and Skiing. One time, she won a bag of pasta in an Italian big mountain competition. She is a terrible surfer.
Your favorite athletes, explorers, and environmentalists—they're just like you! At least in the sense that they can be nerdy about books.
The majority of outdoor gear brands don’t carry anything bigger than an XL.
When she showed up in Kabul for the first time, five years ago, Sarah Menzies thought she'd be making an upbeat short film about young women in Afghanistan learning to ride bikes.
Sally Bergesen, Oiselle's founder and CEO, says she's bored of fashion shows. She knows what's going to happen during them. There's only one story.
Seattle is quickly becoming the next technology hub, thanks to Amazon. That's fine and all, but we love Seattle because it's long been a home for top-shelf outdoor companies. Here's some of our...
There's a map for that.
We asked people who inspire us with their athletic, artistic, and environmental feats if they credit any books with setting them on their path. Turns out they do. They weren't always what we expected.
An ode to backcountry birth control in a time when the conversation around it is more fraught and politicized than ever.
Why is it so hard to make a good sports bra? And what is the industry doing about it?
It's risky for a small company to branch out into highly specific pieces of gear, but Flylow did just that with its new ski bib for women—and it blew the roof.
News flash: Skiing isn't a cheap sport. You're going to be shelling out whether you're skiing a small-town rope tow or a multi-peak mega-resort. But your dollars get you farther at some mountains...
And why it's so hard to make that happen.
Warren Miller’s autobiography gives a thorough look at his six-decade career—which just so happens to parallel the rise of skiing in America.
The father of ski films has directed 55 powder flicks. This is our highly subjective ranking, with a little help from people who know his work best.
Water-reporting vet John Fleck's new book explores the ways the West is dealing with drought, and it's not all gloom and doom.
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