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Heli-skiing has a reputation for risk, but the ride up isn’t usually part of the equation
Unpacking an all-time Lee Cohen ski photo during a March storm in Alta, Utah
We’ve been testing skis for decades. These are our all-time favorites for groomers, backcountry bowls, and everything in between.
Long stigmatized in the United States, wider adoption of guided backcountry skiing will boost knowledge, reduce gatekeeping, and promote human-powered skiing on public lands
For a small weight penalty, the new system offers tech-pin efficiency and pro-level descending. Outside spent the past 11 months testing it.
Here's what you need to know if you're in the market to buy this season
The backcountry is more popular than ever, but that doesn't make it safe
Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.
This season's best boards charge hard, but they're a blast at all speeds
Fast tint shifts, seamless lens changes, and better antifog technology mean you can focus on your line
Explore the backcountry, XC style
Sussing out the best new skis meant four straight days of shredding. Here's some of what we wore to stay warm, safe, and comfortable.
Four days. Eighteen testers. More than 150 pairs of skis.
Technology and hyper-anxious parents were destroying one of the last bastions of unfettered childhood long before the pandemic closed camps for the season
Help keep trails open by not abusing them
Some people are behaving badly in the face of a pandemic. Others are making the outdoor world proud.
Trail dogs aren't for everyone, but trails are. As dog owners, we need to remember that.
The best way to de-stress during this frightening time is to look for safe opportunities to get outside
Don't be the Jerry that breaks these
With Americans surging onto public lands like never before, search and rescue operations are becoming overwhelmed—and help is not on the way
Three skiers died at Silver Mountain, Idaho, on January 7. In the wake of yet another ski-area avalanche tragedy, it's time to awaken our mountain sense.
The technology hasn't gotten anywhere close to the early hype—and I'm fine with that
This season’s sticks are light, edgy, and versatile
President Trump was right to say that other issues are more important. When it comes to the environment, we need to make fundamental shifts in how we live our lives.
The season’s top performers from our ski test in Steamboat, Colorado, do everything you want them to, no matter what the conditions
Two newcomers shake things up, while a couple of old hands succeed with clever tech
Your new favorite kit
Overwhelmed by crowds of people sleeping in their vans and trucks, outdoor dream towns are taking actions that could end a way of life
Believers in Mass Timber say smaller trees are the ultimate renewable construction material, but only if we learn to be smarter farmers and builders
With deaths spiking on pavement, riders are choosing to go where cars can’t
With big names out injured and the super-team depleted, we were treated to some top-tier bike racing
Cycling’s most infamous legend talks us through the twists and turns of the Tour with his daily podcast and exclusive updates on 'Outside'
The disqualified former Tour de France winner speaks openly about doping in cycling, moving forward, and his burgeoning CBD business
At last, the West is taking steps to address megafires. But we’ve done nothing to prepare for their biggest threat to human health.
They're exploding in numbers and having a massive impact on our favorite trails, yet the short-shorts crowd almost never pitches in when it comes to trail work
Busting people for their style miscues is a beloved pastime in outdoor communities. But in the Instagram era, the practice has us sadly all dressing the same.
And really, who can blame them?
Trolls thought I was friggin' nuts to propose a controlled backcountry ski area. But it's already happening.
Think long and hard before you jump or try to climb the cables. And don't forget about the wolves!
Tour de France stages. Classic British Columbian downhills. Epic gravel grinds in the American heartland. These bucket-list rides are guaranteed to be the most fun you can have on two wheels.
Our favorite snow-sports eyewear of all time, from affordable to high-tech
It’s time we made America’s prime backcountry skiing and snowboarding terrain safer and more accessible. First step: bombing slopes in the way-out-of-bounds.
At last, you can see real-time availability of federal campsites on third-party apps and websites