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.
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.
The niche sport boasts a set of star athletes that's impressively gender-equal. A group of filmmakers wants more people to know about it—and get involved themselves.
If you’re in the military, or have worked as a hot shot, or like to hunt, you’ve likely heard of Mystery Ranch backpacks because the company has been making bomber packs for these segments since 2000...
The new SAR 1 isn’t just for avalanche rescue.
But the Forest Service has a plan to stop them: working together so that glading works for everybody.
San Francisco, Montreal, and Washington, DC, are all looking to adopt the “Idaho Stop.”
Normcore just got a little cooler.