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The Future of Winter

Our favorite season is changing in ways good and bad. Here are the forecasts for mountain towns, ski bums, and everyone else.

Mountain Life

Aspen, Colorado, is using Tenants for Turns to chip away at the housing problem that’s crushing desirable recreation towns around the country

Ian Greenwood

The proposed eight-mile lift would alleviate ski traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon and bring visitors to Snowbird and Alta resorts

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New research places a short timeline on the future of snow across the western United States

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Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Ski Forever

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With a triple-dip La Niña cycle bearing down on us this winter, a look into the recent past seems like a promising way to chase powder, just this once

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Ski patrol has become an increasingly unsustainable career path. Now unions are popping up across the country to try and change that.

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Cody Townsend thought his project, the Fifty, would be a mission to descend the 50 best lines in North America. But then climate change started to melt the snow right out from under his skis.

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Season Equipment is trying to break the cycle of new gear every year

You can blame the usual suspects: the crazy cost of mountain-town housing, the corporatization of the ski industry, the Man. Or dare to believe that our hero lives on.

Tracy Ross

Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids

Snow Matters

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Meet the man revolutionizing how we save snow from season to season—climate change be damned

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Photographer Brian Kaiser captures the joy of this niche winter sport

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Outdoor athletes have plenty of influence on Instagram. Protect Our Winters wants to wield it in the halls of Congress.