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The company sponsors some of the best athletes in the world, from Emily Harrington to Alex Honnold, all of whom are vying for a slice of the brand’s annual budget to support their expeditions. The process can be as competitive as getting into an Ivy League university—except, if approved, the athletes are often taking on death-defying adventures.

Coats for every adventure, from sunny singletrack to frigid summits

In the fall of 2019, Garrett Madison canceled his expedition on the world's highest peak. Then one of his clients sued him for breach of contract.

The Senate passed the Great American Outdoors Act, 73 to 25, allocating billions to recreation

The retail giant wants to increase participation and diversity in the outdoors by lowering the cost barrier

Dennis Sizemore has been thrown by a grizzly bear and traded gunfire with poachers, but that hasn't stopped him from doing conservation work around the globe

A slab of snow fell and trapped her in a streambed in a place where few skiers dared to go

The "sunk cost" effect, a false sense of confidence, and fading backcountry skills may all explain why

Challenge winter's chill with these insulated jackets

Because you don’t want to be huddled in the lodge while fresh snow is falling

The founder of the industry's biggest ski show is acquiring public-facing expos in Denver and Boston

The e-retailer pursued legal action against dozens of companies for trademark infringement over the word "backcountry." Now the CEO is apologizing.

It isn't just the astounding geological wonders that give our country's first national park its allure, from 500 geysers that erupt up to 400 feet into the air to deep glacier-carved valleys and fossil forests. The vibrant megafauna and endless backcountry terrain make it one of the wildest areas in the country. And if you know where to go, you can avoid the crowds.

A controversial Interior Department advisory committee has made a series of recommendations aimed at privatizing campgrounds on public lands

Turns out performance and eco-friendliness can play nice together

The company claims it has made a more waterproof, more breathable jacket. We took it ski touring to put those specs to the test.

Jorgeson's 1Climb foundation and Adidas are partnering to build 10 climbing walls across the country

Amid stories of ecological doom, we found a few instances of progress worth celebrating

Our favorite puffies and shells for men and women, whether you’re riding lifts or out for a tour

Violinist-pianist duo Anastasia Allison and Rose Freeman hike into the wilderness and often play for no audience other than nature

Luis Benitez became the face of government’s interest in the outdoor recreation industry, one that’s larger than both the auto and oil and gas exploration industries. He sat down with 'Outside' to discuss the industry’s expanding role in politics and his own future.

Sensationalized forecasts from news anchors who appear to hate winter and have zero idea how to dress for it are keeping an increasingly inert population inside

A compromise over Utah public land reveals how one of the biggest conservation acts in years got through the Senate this week

Grand Canyon National Park is turning 100 in 2019. Here's how to make the most out of a visit, from hiking to boating to biking to camping and so much more.

Now that the mines have closed, the small towns of Emery County, Utah, are dreaming up an ambitious plan: A veritable outdoor playground with a new monument and more than half a million acres of designated wilderness. Can this scheme convince other towns to transition from extraction to recreation?

The Democratic candidate and son of the Burt's Bees founder is seeking a win in Maine's rural 2nd District with a simple message: The recreation economy can bring back jobs

Resorts offer big discounts and bigger perks to those who buy a 2018–19 ski pass in the next few weeks

Twenty-two years after its founding, the e-retailer will start making in-house outdoor apparel and gear, as well as collaborating with a few select brands, like Flylow and Black Diamond, on co-branded product

While political and legal battles rage over the future of our national monuments, one of the most important things you can do is go see them—and then share your experiences widely. Here are some of our favorite adventures. 

Now that we know which mountains are on the Ikon and how much it costs, we wanted to figure out: Which is a better deal for skiers?

That’s 2 percent of overall GDP—putting it on par with other major economy-drivers (and larger than oil and mining).

Uberlight and able to take moisture in stride, a new breed of synthetic down is changing the winter jacket for good

The GOP tax-reform package will save companies billions. But it likely came at the cost of Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante, and ANWR.

How a group of young activists changed the conversation at a public-lands conference—and where the outdoor industry goes from here

Don’t leave home without a warm winter buddy.

The inside story of how the state’s outdoor recreation czar Luis Benitez landed the tradeshow—and how he plans to save it

Unplugging Lake Powell is a beautiful dream, but it would hurt the river more than it would help

Let’s reduce health care costs by getting outdoors, eating better, and pushing for progressive legislation

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