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Can two and a half minutes of instruction turn you into a better athlete? Givego thinks so.

With a pair of Army SPECS and a little ingenuity, Pit Viper’s cofounders built a brand that nobody could have predicted

More than two decades in the making, Big Snow is the first indoor ski area in North America. Now the question is: Can it attract enough skiers to survive?

The snowboard pioneer passed away after a battle with cancer. He was 65.

With ten ski areas less than an hour from Salt Lake City's airport, and incredible backcountry terrain, powder-blessed Utah is arguably the best ski destination in North America. Here's our primer on how to make the most of it.

The Ecuadorian-Swiss climber set a blazing-fast time on North America's highest peak—besting the previous record, set by rival Kilian Jornet in 2014, by one minute

Saying goodbye to the best skier the U.S. has ever seen

Casey Brown overcame poverty and the bizarre death of her brother to become a world-class mountain biker, doing jumps on a terrain with no margin for error. But is she good enough to be the first woman to compete in the sport's most dangerous event?

From virtual-reality meditation to infrared saunas, these are the latest innovations and insights for improving your well-being

Noso’s Kelli Jones is building an outdoor business while reducing waste, one scrap of nylon at a time

Naming your favorite outdoor gear is more complicated than you'd think

Thanks to new equipment and a more holistic approach to training, they turned a dismal 2014 showing into a commanding lead this year

Even superstar Olympians need some help staying fresh through the competition

Why this year’s Games are poised to be America’s most monumental yet

Get ready for these contenders to crush the Winter Games

Our best team in ages wins more by having fun

From mountain bike-inspired prosthetics to couch skiing, Americans are using the latest advances to maximize their output

The essentials this snowboarding pro will bring to the Olympic Village to help her perform at her best

How to master one of the toughest moves we'll see at the 2018 Games

After nearly 20 years of racing, the skier announced her retirement. The sport will be poorer for her absence.

You could call it a spider-man meal plan

From $30,000 Airbnb rentals to animal sacrifices to 25,000 sometimes-naked umbraphiles, this is the weirdness that went down in the Wyoming resort town leading up to last week's astrological dance

The science on how, or even if, these powders, capsules, and goos really help remains inconclusive. But many athletes believe the placebo effect alone may be enough to nudge them to victory.

On June 14 at 3 a.m., Katie Bono crawled into basecamp on Alaska’s Mount Denali, frostbitten and exhausted. Bono had left the same camp, located at 7,200 feet, at 6 a.m. the previous morning, summited the 20,310-foot peak (North America’s highest) in minus 40 degree temperatures at 8:46 p.m., then headed back down.

The women at Wylder Goods had a big dream: to create the world's first online outdoor-gear retailer for women, bust into an industry overrun by bros, and save the planet. All in four not-so-easy steps.

The new SPIN technology inside POC's 2017/18 helmets could have a significant impact on skiers in coming years

A new building standard has your health and fitness in mind

The women's U.S. cross-country ski team has always been second-tier, but that's changing thanks largely to Alaskan nordic star Kikkan Randall, a pink-haired skate-skiing powerhouse who trains harder than anyone on the planet—and has everybody else following her lead.

How the invisible hand of climate change will shake up your coat rack

New research suggests that not everyone should be eating the same foods. In fact, some athletes might benefit from these doughnuts.

It's all about experience, eating slow, and going beyond the comfort food

James Lawrence ran 50 Ironman-distance triathlons in 50 States in 50 days, and still managed to parent his five kids. How the hell did he do it?

For two days, freeskiers and snowboarders will replace baseball players in this iconic stadium as part of a new big-air event.

The latest trend among top-level athletes is getting fans to cover the cost of competing

What would happen if we treated sleep as seriously as our diet?

It's your final chance of the day to recover from training and to prep muscles for tomorrow's adventure. Follow the lead of these eight athletes.

Dominate your favorite sports without any weight training

Here's how world-class athletes do the trickiest meal of the day

Because no one podiums at noon or tags a summit at dusk without a proper first meal.

More cowbell, more Lindsey, Mikaela, and Bode—and one excessively adrenaline-fueled event you can't miss

With pro-marijuana legislation sweeping the nation, it's time to ask this very serious question.

Our vision of the year ahead, from sure bets (more fitness tech) to bold predictions (we're all moving to Seattle!)

Looking for the funnest terrain in North America? Go here.

Where deep powder meets uncrowded runs

Five mountain towns where the skiing and riding are matched by equally entertaining off-the-slopes escapades.

The 33-year-old triathlete is American's best hope to reclaim Ironman Kona.

Afterglow isn't just the year's most captivating ski movie—it's also a giant TV ad. And it could be the future of adventure films.

The former road cyclist from Easthampton, Massachusetts, is quickly taking over the European-imported sports craze, cyclocross. Here's what keeps him going up, down, over, around...

Serious careers? Check. Committed to their families? Check. Able to beat the pros at their own game? You know it. Five hard-charging desk jocks who manage to do it all share the secrets of their success.

Super-cushioned shoes are taking over. Take your pick of the latest designs.

From ultrathin condoms to high-tech women's skis, the world's strongest and lightest material has almost limitless possibilities. But the real breakthroughs so far have come in the world of sports.

Search the web for Dean Reinke and you’ll soon be scrolling through a rap sheet of consumer complaints about how he and his for-profit road-race company, USRA Half Marathon, do business. Is he a fraud who has stayed one step ahead of the law, or an upstanding man who’s been slimed by his enemies?

Weibrecht and Miller win medals

From a luge sled to the fastest skis in the world, this is what U.S. athletes will be competing on at Sochi.

Meet Kikkan Randall, the most exciting thing in cross-country skiing since... forever

America’s secret to victory in the bobsled? Outsourcing.

What we think will happen on, and off, the course at Sochi

Champ ends season due to 'no ACL'

How a cushy clown shoe is upending the minimalist-running revolution by Gordy Megroz

After a long period of stasis, helmet design is about to get much better

As awareness about sports-­related traumatic brain injuries grows, so do the number of ­advocacy groups devoted to the topic. Here’s where to turn for more information.

Inside Ted Ligety's masochistic plan to take over the ski universe, starting with the Sochi Olympics

Five great exercises you can do in just 20 minutes

Two-time CrossFit champ Rich Froning doesn't subscribe to fussy diets or exercise schedules, but he's seen real results. He shares his best practices.

After a tabloid linked one of the best female ski racers on the planet to a notorious doping proponent, we decided to take a closer look at the possibilities of doping in the sport. What we found might surprise you.

Already an Everest record-holder, the 29-year-old climbing great shares what it takes to reach the top

The extreme polar explorer on rock lifting, noodles, and scheduling conflicts

Winter is great, except when you’re holed up with no sun all day. Take your weekends back with one of these fresh, easy adventures.

The upstart climbing phenomenon reveals the secrets to his success

Andy Potts' key to a fast run? Stay tall. Greg McMillan, of McMillan Running in Flagstaff, Arizona, explains how to avoid hunching over, for a more efficient stride.

For Potts, the fastest American finisher at the 2012 Ironman World Championship, breakthrough performances mean paying attention to the little things. Even your socks.

Whether it’s steep shots, luxe adventure, or family fun you’re after, cat skiing is one of the best ways to carve untracked lines

Midwest ski resorts get a bad rap for too much camo and not enough snow. These four prove the stereotypes wrong.

Last year’s pitiful snow season left skiers and boarders starving for the white stuff. Which is why we’ve dug up a smorgasbord of new terrain, fresh trips, and killer deals that will have you ripping all winter long.

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