We asked the best pow chasers we know how they make it work in some of the country's most famous winter resorts
While other stores close their doors for the day, Patagonia will stay open and give away every cent of what it earns to environmental nonprofits
If you’re going to endure a trail-running race, you may as well do it someplace beautiful
Want to learn a new skill and visit a faraway locale? You can now do both, thanks to a boom in instructional outdoor clinics worth traveling for.
Unplug from the grid here
Here’s how to live the lake life, without investing in waterfront real estate
The outdoor apparel brand just released a new wool standard to ensure the natural fiber comes from suppliers that don't mistreat their sheep
The places you'll never be able to afford and the ones so welcoming, you can move in tomorrow
They know their coffee, beer, yoga, and outdoor boutiques. We've picked the highlights.
Pop-up dinners are great—they’re even better when they take place in the great outdoors
From diving dogs to pro climbers and kayakers, here’s how to make the most of a trip to Vail's upcoming GoPro Mountain Games
California’s Boreal Mountain Resort experiments with a new snow machine that works even when it’s 90 degrees out. It won't help ski resorts fight global warming, but the tech's cool regardless.
At these distinctive campgrounds, you’ll get a place to pitch your tent—and so much more
A 747 jet gets converted into a fire-retardant-dumping airtanker, just in time for wildfire season
Teton Gravity Research took a risk with a pricey, gyro-stabilized camera system to shoot their ski and snowboard films and televisions shows. The payoff? Two Emmy nominations.
Did El Niño deliver? Or was it just hype? Pro skier Chris Benchetler set out to answer that question for the West with his new GoPro-only video series
You can’t drive to these backcountry lodges. This is a feature in our book, not a drawback.
You like the idea of sleeping in a tent on a frozen glacier midwinter. But you also really enjoy beds and hot showers.
Bring your board across international borders to reach one of these legendary locales
Head to the desert, the mountains, or the coast to catch spring in all of its flowering glory.
Not ready to buy a campervan but still want to experience #vanlife? We’ve got you covered.
Ashima Shiraishi, 14, and Kai Lightner, 16, talk climbing in caves, high school life, and Olympic dreams
You’ll need fewer pints up here than you would at sea level
No, you don't need to be in Canada or Alaska to go cat skiing. And yes, it’s really good down here.
You don’t need to be in a big city to drink quality, locally-sourced booze. More and more craft distilleries are popping up in mountain towns.
If operators can’t get things moving again, here’s what to expect
A hotel should be more than just a place to sleep. These new ski-town lodges go above and beyond.
Whether you’re refueling after a dawn patrol or heading out for a day of on the snow, here’s where to dig into some of the best breakfasts in the mountains
Stock your physical and digital library with these must-read and must-see works that capture the fun, danger, and beauty of the cold.
Ditch the roses and chocolate
Lots of new snow, an unstable early season snowpack, and high backcountry traffic all contribute
Skiers have been wiping out since the dawn of the sport. But now, when pro skiers take miraculous falls, millions of people tune in.
A new eight-person “business class” chairlift opened at Kitzbühel last month, complete with heated seats and race car–worthy upholstery
The pro skier from Utah isn’t just skiing’s starlet of the moment. She is the new fixture in ski movie lore. And everyone is watching.
Need to thaw out? Here are beaches worth visiting this winter.
No sense driving to the ski hill when you can take a train instead.
The trick to scoring dreamy conditions and jealousy-inducing powder footage? Don’t plan ahead, and know how to fake it when the conditions aren't that dreamy.
It’s possible to get a good workout in at home. You just need the right gear.
How to stay warm and dry, one layer at a time
Forget the treadmill. Here’s the gear you need to run outside all winter long.
Aiming to summit some peaks in the new year? We can help get you outfitted.
If you’re just getting into Nordic skiing, here’s the gear you need
Everything you need to get into winter’s hottest new sport
Ski or snowshoe by moonlight, and you’ll deserve the gourmet feast that follows
Action-oriented alternatives to get you through the winter
Every skier has their list: the snowy places they’d like to go, the lines they plan on riding, the mountains they hope to climb. Well, here’s ours, and it’s chock full of some of life’s grandest adventures and simplest joys.
The new GPS app SkiLynx tracks stats (think speed and miles skied) as well as your, and your friends', exact locations on a resort map
Book a night in an old-school trailer
Ski areas around the country are adapting to shorter snow seasons by beefing up their summertime activities
Scottish BMX rider Kriss Kyle blew up the internet with his latest optical illusion video. Here’s how he did it.
Not visiting the in-laws? Have an adventurous Turkey Day in one of these destinations.
All the outdoor access in the world doesn't mean much if your job keeps you chained to a desk with no time to enjoy it. So to find the best places to work in the U.S. in 2015 and 2016, we started by creating five company categories that reflect Outside's values and focus: Gear, Adventure & Travel,…
No matter how you like to ski or how long you can take off work, we've got the perfect trip in our guide to the best alpine escapes of the season
Fulfill that childhood fantasy and book one of these high-end treehouses, from Costa Rica to Italy to San Francisco
Some ski resorts are already spinning lifts. Here’s where to ski and ride at the beginning of the winter.
Giro debuts the Silo, the first fully recyclable helmet made from plant-based foam
Where to enjoy autumn's best views—on two feet or two wheels
The secret? Leaf blowers, peat moss, and cornstarch.
We talked to the filmmaker behind a new Patagonia-funded film about a controversial ski resort development in British Columbia
Learning to ride the waves isn't easy. But pick the right spot and find a gifted enough teacher, and you'll find your flow state
Pack your bags to go for a run in the woods.
A blow-up bike rack that fits on your seatpost and fits on almost any car
Outdoor kitchen, quilt-top mattress, hot water. Who says you have to forgo the niceties while camping?
If you haven't bought it yet, start making plans before prices spike and supplies run out.
You can do better than Easy Mac and beans
The company's response was fast. And honest.
Gone are the days of rangers in fire lookout towers. Now, mountain-top cameras are being used to spot smoke and flames.
Glaciers! Trained grizzlies! $3.25-million dollar cameras! An inside look at the hottest bike flick of 2015.
Learning to ski can be overwhelming. Here we help you narrow down what gear you need to take your skills to the next level.
Ready to race? Check out these 20 events, carefully curated to provide intrepid newbie skiers, rock climbers, and trail runners a thrilling and welcoming competitive experience.
Keri Herman only started skiing seriously in her senior year of college. Now she's an Olympian. Here's how she turned her late start into a competitive advantage.
Ski operations in the Last Frontier are making an exodus from the once thriving scene in Valdez. And that means better powder for you.
There are changes afoot on the mountains. Learn them and own the slopes.
No two ski resorts are alike. But which one is right for you? We break down more than 30 of North America's best to find the perfect fit.
Wind power may have faded as an energy alternative, but a Google-backed startup is poised to revive the industry.
Which resorts have the best ski tutorials?
Fire the babysitter. This time you're bringing the whole family.
For the skier who likes to shop locally
Corporations aren't all bad when it comes to skiing
Your favorite slopes—bigger, better, and ready for winter