Igneous Skis Are Built Just for You
Mike Parris tailors around 100 pairs of skis each season to the individual needs and wants of riders.
The Unlikely Origins of Outdoor Slang
Ever wonder where terms like "gnarly" and "steazy" come from? So did we.
This Fishing Guide Is Literally Living His Dream
Moose Hofer has no regrets about passing up a traditional career path for a life on the river
What Are the Best Winter Boots?
To find out, I stood in an ice-filled Yeti cooler until my feet froze
The Ski King of the Southwest
James Coleman is snapping up small ski areas in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. As warming temperatures shorten the winter season and the West contends with drought, we had to ask: Why?
11 Classic Lines (You Can Actually Ski) Around the World
From the Super C to Corbet's Couloir, these are as good as it gets
The Kikkan Effect
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.
8 Ways Vail Will Change Your Local Ski Hill
The Colorado behemoth is snapping up ski areas across North America. Here’s what happens when the hill changes hands.
Skiing 213 Glaciers in Washington Before They Disappear
Jason Hummel hopes to ski and photograph all 213 named glaciers before they vanish—he's more than halfway there.
Big Sky's Hype Reel Will Get You Pumped for Skiing
How to Throw a Backcountry Boondoggle
The days may be getting longer, but weekends are few, and there are many adventures to cram in. So follow the lead of ambitious mountain towners across the West and put it all together into a multisport sufferfest.
Opinion: 'Skiing' Was the Magazine the Sport Deserved
The vertical ceased print publication this winter, after 70 years of great stories
How Aaron Rice Skied 2.5 Million Feet—Uphill—in One Year
Utah Skier Aaron Rice set out to break a world record for skiing uphill. In December, 2.5 million vertical feet later, he broke it. Along the way, he learned a few things about setting an ambitious goal and staying motivated.
Pro Skier Josh Daiek Has Touring Fever
Josh Daiek is known for doing some of the most phenomenal skiing in the Tahoe backcountry.