The Outside Guide to Skiing
Skiing 101: how to start, what to wear, and pitfalls to avoid
Figuring out how to best equip and dress yourself when you’re just starting this sport can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help.
On snow as in life, it’s important not to look like a bozo, and for new skiers, handling long, clunky boards is the original challenge. Ignore the hecklers—there’s more than one way to do it right.
An Outside editor discovers it’s never too late to learn how to ski better
Boot fitting is equal parts art and science, and a little magic
Or how to not freeze your butt off on the chairlift and avoid other ski-day maladies
It takes skill to have no idea what you're doing outdoors
Let your grom take the lead and you’ll both learn new tricks and become better skiers for it
After a long day on the slopes, these 7 moves (which can be done at the bar) will help you recover and stay injury-free
Focus on fit, insulation, and fancy extras (or lack thereof)
The prescription goggles are the best solution for those who simply can't go without their specs on the slopes
Mental advice and skiing drills that will give you confidence on longer, steeper, and more challenging runs
How to stay fueled and warm on the slopes without looking like a total nerd
New to using skins? Pro skiers Greg Hill and Leah Evans discuss basic uphill techniques.
Learn how to read between the lines of your local avy report with these tips from a backcountry ski guide
Two Outside staffers head up for an early-morning ski on a powder day
John Clendenin, hailed as the greatest instructor in the U.S., has some unexpected advice for skiers: forget style, practice a four-word mantra, and get to know your feet
After three years of failing on the slopes, online editor Scott Rosenfield finally discovers the beauty—and pain—of downhill skiing.
Bryan Rogala walks us through his new favorite solution for storing his ski gear