Snow Sports

The best time to be outdoors? When others are going indoors. Here’s your guide to making the most of winter.

A fall on Manaslu claimed the life of the legendary ski mountaineer this week

The eight-mile gondola connecting Salt Lake City to Alta and Snowbird would be the longest in the world

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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The freestyle skier was named Breakthrough Athlete of 2022, and doofuses on social media couldn’t contain their anger

Crowds, inexperience, and social media are leading to a surge in rescue calls on one of the most climbed peaks in America

A behind-the-scenes look at Benedikt Böhm’s incredible feat on Nepal’s Dhaulagiri VII

Endurance athlete Jack Kuenzle climbed and skied the volcano in just over an hour and a half

Skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker set out on a mission to reach these inaccessible peaks

Kevin Wilson struggled with mental illness and depression before finding his way back to skiing

Thirteen days and nine hours after she and her team started their 1,000-mile trek through the Alaskan wilderness, the 24-year-old Inupiaq musher drove her sled to the finish line

Defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness”

Facing potentially dangerous slide conditions, professional skiers Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten have to weigh their ambitions against the ever-present possibility of tragedy in the mountains

Antte Lauhamaa decided to embark on a backcountry moonlit ski mission in the Lapland wilderness of Finland as a tribute to his father

A dozen snowboarders got to pitch their tents at one of the most picturesque places in the world on the eve of a Natural Selection Tour competition

A new film series follows a trio of skiers as they explore backcountry slopes from British Columbia to the Japanese Alps

The well-known climber was helping guide a group of skiers in Utah’s Wasatch mountains last month when a slide engulfed him in several feet of snow

The professional skier’s next-level ability got her a seat in the heli 17 years ago—and she continues to prove that women deserve that seat

A season marked by tricky conditions and progressive riding wrapped up last week in Verbier

Long a popular tourist destination, Lesotho’s Afriski Mountain Resort is slowly gaining traction with local residents, too

A primer for those new to the sport—and maybe some veterans

Time to live vicariously through the pros

Morgan McGlashon is one of only five female guides at North America’s oldest guiding company

Instructor Ann Schorling explains how to shred like a pro after a big snowfall

The short-radius turn is an advanced technique ideal for steeps and bumps. It’s also fun.

A ton of female-led ski films recently launched, with appearances from up-and-coming skiers and industry legends

With tough features, it’s designed to challenge even the very best rider

The 30 percent minimum-wage hike, as well as a plan for more affordable housing, was announced Monday

Watch and be inspired to get out there yourself

If you don’t know how to ski, hire an instructor—not your significant other. It might just save your relationship.

On February 3rd, a moose charged and trampled Bridgett Watkins' dog team near Fairbanks, Alaska when they were on a training run to prepare for the Iditarod. Here's what happened in her words, as told to Blair Braverman.

The accident highlights an industry at a crossroads and raises a crucial question: As safety schools boom, who is responsible for making sure the students come home?

Artist and snowboarding guide Jessa Gilbert is passionate about drawing and painting the scenes around her on canvas

Skiers out for a powder day watched in horror as two Black Hawk helicopters crashed near the Mineral Basin Express lift

An Outside editor discovers it’s never too late to learn how to ski better

Mental advice and skiing drills that will give you confidence on longer, steeper, and more challenging runs

Skiing 101: how to start, what to wear, and pitfalls to avoid

‘Girl Crush’ shows how much fun and value can come from strong female friendships, as well as the importance of encouraging women to be in these thrilling backcountry landscapes.

The Ski Resort Reports map lets you check conditions en route to your local hill or find the best place to ski in a new area

The pressures she is facing right now, from an ignorant nation and a callous media team, would destroy any of us

The Lyngen peninsula in northern Norway is home to 124 peaks, each over 3,200 feet tall. Professional skiers Nikolai Schirmer, Merrick Johnston, and Asbjørn Eggebø Næss traveled there back in 2018—and learned a valuable safety lesson in the process.

We break down essential speed-skiing techniques and tactics used by the best of the best

Spanning 26 days and more than 200 miles in the Arctic Circle, the quest was anything but easy

Learn how to read between the lines of your local avy report with these tips from a backcountry ski guide

Employees fear the corporate behemoth bit off more than it could chew, while pass holders cry foul about overcrowding and reduced hours

The bioregion of Cascadia boasts a diverse array of wildlife and terrain, with volcanoes, forests, and watersheds that flow to the ocean

The most dominant ski racer on the planet is constantly questioning her talents—which may be the secret of her greatness

A handy primer on catching your favorite ski competitions, and when each one is scheduled throughout the Games

In ‘Children of Patrol,’ athletes as well as current patrollers and their own children talk about how being a part of the ski-patrol family at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has impacted them and led to a lifelong love of snow

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Enjoy top-notch skiing, but when you need a break, experience a bounty of off-slope fun

Jackson Hole is known for its steep terrain, including a vertical drop of 4,139 feet, making it the perfect location for the start of the tour

Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on what to do if you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry

Four years ago, the Minnesota phenom won historic Olympic gold in cross-country skiing, alongside Kikkan Randall. She was just getting going.

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

‘Lot’zza Mia!’ combines a love of skiing and eating pizza. It’s movie magic.

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.

Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.

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Ditch the traffic and high-cost lift tickets of peak ski season by creating a wintry vacation closer to home

Go sledding, slow cook a hearty stew, sip on a rich cup of hot cocoa. Just because the days are shorter and colder doesn’t have to mean they’re any less fun.

From hilarious to horrifying, these tales offer a glimpse into what this work can be like

Sikh adventurer Preet Chandi crosses Antarctica, climbers lost in 2021, and a highly satisfying ski line

Rescue on Sandia Peak, Alberto Salazar loses final appeal, and a staff shortage hits Vail Resorts

The beloved winter pastime has long been a massive polluter. Canadian startup Taiga Motors set out to transform the industry into something more environmentally friendly—and the big manufacturers are getting onboard.

Indy Pass takes on the big ski resorts, an elk hunting debate in Montana, and the flip of the year

The new film tells the story of the man behind Burton, who helped create the culture and community of snowboarding

Apps like Treadshare are a good start, but many skiers would rather have reliable and affordable public transit

It was only when Stephen Shelesky moved out west that he began to truly accept himself and become part of a supportive community

We spoke to Mikaela Shiffrin about injuries, Simone Biles, and the pressures of Olympic stardom

Rising rents force workers out of Jackson Hole, Bode Miller’s ski academy, and the Florence brothers rule Pipeline

‘The New Age of Reason,’ a recent film from ski makers Wndr Alpine, takes the sport to a higher level—physically and mentally

Windstorm decimates Taos forest, climate change could be friendly to poison oak, and fat biking on a frozen lake

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This winter sport accessories brand’s innovations stem from deep ties to the outdoor community.

Climber Marc-André Leclerc may not have craved the spotlight, but his feats in alpine free soloing certainly warranted attention

Tahoe resort cuts back on services due to a shortage of staff, Mikaela Shiffrin to race super-G in France, and a hydrofoil boarder returns to the waves

Monobob makes its Olympic debut, Boy Scouts settlement hits $2.7 billion, and a splashy new whitewater film

In her new film, ‘Boots Over Brim,’ from Sweetgrass Productions and Field Work, Engerbretson melds her two loves: western dancing and skiing

Avalanche kills one and strands five in Washington State, Vail Resorts sells 2.1 million Epic Passes, and World Cup cyclocross racing makes its debut on snow

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Watch as the freeskier and his camera man load up in the Bronco for some early-season scouting in one of Colorado's most rugged zones

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

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