As more and more people head into the backcountry, we’re triggering more slides than ever before. If you’re thinking about venturing into avalanche-prone terrain this winter, first read this.

We break down the best combo ski pass deals of the season.

Behold: The #OutsideMobile Instagram contest winners

Six new ways to power up without sacrificing taste

What makes a Best Town Ever? Access to adventure, healthy eating options, bike lanes, and green spaces. And these places have it all.

A visual breakdown of what makes for blissful travel—backed by science.

Join Grayson Schaffer tonight at 5 p.m. MT for an hour-long discussion about the future of Everest after the mountain’s most horrific day

They want to rethink the way we work out, build our gyms, fuel, and collect data. And they're coming for you next.

New research suggests that the best-looking cyclists are also the best-performing cyclists. So what does that say about who will win this year’s Tour?

A made-in-America longboard to keep you rolling proud

We put together a bracket of our 64 favorite towns in the country. See how your pick stacked up.

After 20 days and more than one million votes since the start of our 2014 Best Towns Tournament, we're finally down to the final four. With less than two weeks left, we take a minute to weigh in on what makes each of the finalists so special.

Lance Armstrong returns, Dean Potter wingsuits with his dog, the most epic mountain bike ride in Peru, and 7 more amazing shorts.

In his new memoir, George Hincapie delves into the past, examining his relationship with Lance Armstrong and his own choice to take performance-enhancing drugs. In an extended interview, he explains why he still has hope for cycling.

The U.S. soccer team's breakfast of choice.

A behind-the-scenes look at the toughest job at Outside: taking to the slopes of Utah to try out all the latest skis. Someone's gotta do it.

Timbertek's packable Baked Potato is a tough and tiny surfboard

What kinds of cities make families happy? That was our starting point. The answer, of course, is complicated. Our first assumption: kids like being around other kids. So we looked for cities where a high percentage of the population is under age 18. Next we looked at affordability...

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A proper randy romp in the backcountry takes preparation.

Easy gear upgrades to get you race-ready without mortgaging the house

You don't need a fancy kit to make it to the finish line.

Brought to you by the authors of "101 Places to Get F*cked Up Before You Die"

Knowing what to eat and when

Time to chuck the ab-blaster and sell the ellipti-trainer. All you need for your ultimate home fitness center are these key essentials.

There are some things you just can't leave home without. We're not just talking about your smartphone—there are more important things in life, especially if you're headed outside.

A technical tree house for campers of any age

River renegades! Crazy foreign correspondents! Somali kidnappers! These were the epic yarns and soul-stirring stories that held us transfixed.

From the shark that choked on a moose to an investigation into Tough Mudder's first death, we look back at the stories that defined the year.

A few tips from Dr. Luanne Freer, founder of the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic.

Give your boots some extra stability for especially icy weather - all it takes is a quick trip to the hardware store.

With programs like the Biological Passport, the sport has made admirable progress. But more still needs to happen, including some bold new steps.

Obstacle-course racing is the nation’s fastest-growing sport, with millions of annual participants. It’s time to join the party with our handy guide to all things obstacle racing.

A new breed of sports drinks, backed by a decade of studies, are challenging common assumptions about how best to hydrate—and offering smarter, more effective alternatives

In the wake of Chris Froome's brilliant stage victory, the critics have turned on the rider. To silence the doubters, Team Sky needs to address its problem with transparency.

You can't control the elements, so may as well keep track of their goings-on. These handy apps will keep you on top of things.

Pro-Bar founder Art Eggertsen's recipe for a protein-rich calorie grenade

Build a better fire all on your own. Here's how to choose and split firewood without losing any digits.

Get your dog airborne with the Doggie BASE Rig from Caninsanity.

The Blendtec is the best no matter what you're mixing.

Direct impacts rarely end well. Every year, collisions with wildlife result in 1.5 million crashes, 200 deaths, and $1 billion in vehicle damage. Here are five tips to stay safe.

A basic 10-question checklist to make sure that you're focusing on the right things when you head out into the backcountry

We bet you've never heard of some of these dog breeds

Man's best friend doesn't always come free. In fact, some are willing to pay in the thousands for certain types of dogs, even breeds that are fairly easy to obtain. Though costs will vary based on location and breeder, these 10 breeds often have the highest average price tag.

Outside readers send us their favorite gear

Readers voted Richmond, Virginia, the nation's most livable river town. (No joke!) To find out why, Jon Billman paddles, runs, and snorkels for crabs in the former Confederate capital. Plus: the lowdown on nine other great river towns.

The new Lytro Camera means you may never have to focus again.

You're ready to act on those good intentions, but how do you know the organizations you're backing deserve your trust? Here are the 30 best—smartly managed groups with transparent financials, efficient spending, and track records of on-the-ground success.

They control the lands you play on, the athletes you worship, the gear you buy, even the food you eat. Meet the 25* most influential people in the world outside. *Ranked in order of influence

Just when we need it most, along comes a wave of enlightened companies that believe success starts with smiling employees.

Spontaneity means traveling light but also being prepared. The gear you bring—bikes, boats, ’biners—depends on where you’re going. The rest? Pack no more than the Black Diamond Equipment Apollo.

Spontaneity means traveling light but also being prepared. The gear you bring—bikes, boats, ’biners—depends on where you’re going. The rest? Pack no more than the Kelty BaseCamp Kitchen.

Spontaneity means traveling light but also being prepared. The gear you bring—bikes, boats, ’biners—depends on where you’re going. The rest? Pack no more than the Big Agnes Insulated Air Core.

Apply Liberally: At Outside’s 50 Best Places to Work, you can’t go wrong

Presenting eight romantic, spontaneous, epic, and quest-driven cruises down America's emptiest highways.

Our panel runs down the challenges, including the unwaveringly white face of adventure media

Casual-but-sharp button-downs and lace-ups for the summer season, including the Keen P-Town casual men's shoes.

Casual-but-sharp button-downs and lace-ups for the summer season, including the Gravis Slymz Mid-Leather men's casual shoe.

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Casual-but sharp button-downs and lace-ups for the summer season including the Quiksilver Marzone SS men's shirt.

Turns out you can get there from here

Where do you end up when you want a community with incredible access to the outdoors, affordable homes, and solid jobs? Some very surprising places. Introducing the top 25 towns in America for cycling, paddling, running, surfing, skiing, and—because you might want everything—all of the above.

Whenever adventure goes wrong, more than 5,000 everyday heroes stand ready for wilderness search and rescue. Meet six of the best in the business: unsung pioneers, backcountry veterans, and saviors of last resort who will risk everything to bring you back alive.

Six lifestyle shades have you covered.

They say that becoming a dad means your days of big trips and serious adventure are over. They are so wrong.

They don't have sponsors, and they're not getting paid to train. But these day-job-holding athletes compete like elites. Follow their lead and you can, too.

On August 9, after 28 months and more than 4,000 miles, Britain’s Ed Stafford became the first human to walk the length of the Amazon—not a place for the roughshod. Plus, 10 stylish shoes for spring.

We present our Trips of the Year, everything from whitewater rafting in Siberia to mountain biking in Argentina to the greatest multisport vacation in Alaska.

The most creative and affordable array of trips we’ve seen in years. Time to pack your bag.

#4 There’s No Better Way to Prove Yourself.

High-speed photos help build a custom ski.

Keep these cards close to the vest.