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Solitude, southeast of Salt Lake City, may first appear like a sleepy mountain resort with ample groomers. But it’s so much more.

Glenn McConkey raised one of freeskiing’s greatest icons. Now a Utah estate lawyer has pleaded guilty to taking millions of her dollars.

A transceiver, shovel, and probe have long been considered nonnegotiable. Airbags should be, too.

Entrepreneurs from Amalgam Skis and Winterstick Snowboards take us on a tour of what sets Maine apart in both skiing and community

Snowmaking efforts intensify amid dry holiday weekend, triathlon’s first Black female pro, and a wipeout for the ages

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A car accident could have ended the young pro skier’s life. Instead, it gave him a second chance.

No one should have to prove they are good enough at skiing to get an invitation to the conversation

What a witches’ year taught me about our relationship to wild places

The results are in, and these are the region’s 20 top-scoring resorts, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey

The masses have spoken and these are the 20 top-scoring resorts in the region, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey

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Take our quiz to find out which ski in Salomon’s legendary QST line was made for you

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Because it’s dumb to be cold

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Ski season is right around the corner, which means après season is, too

With the right gear, mindset, creativity, and some science-based hacks, you don’t have to just survive this winter, you can thrive. Here’s how to embrace the cold all season long.

The Colorado resort is just one of the many now charging for uphill access. Is this the new norm?

The access gate atop the Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift offered some of the easiest access to sidecountry terrain, which the resort argued was a big part of the problem

Bobsledder Steve Mesler incorporates these practices into training to boost his mental health and physical performance

Ski-town restaurants are in dire need of workers, but ongoing housing crises are making it impossible for staff to live where they work

On June 20, adaptive athletes Vasu Sojitra and Pete McAfee pulled off what is believed to be a historic first in ski mountaineering

Professional skier Drew Petersen opens up about his struggles with suicidal thoughts—and explains why talking about it is key to addressing the mental health crisis

Snowboarders from Fukushima, Japan, rely on the outdoor community for a sense of normalcy after the natural and nuclear disasters of 2011

The life of Natalie Rines Terry, one of the country’s top ski instructors for 50 years

The phone rang and it was our 18-year-old, Hatcher, who apparently took a hard spill while ripping laps on Eldora Mountain. Or so we think: he’s OK now, but he still has no idea what really happened.

Unpacking an all-time Lee Cohen ski photo during a March storm in Alta, Utah

Heli-skiing has a reputation for risk, but the ride up isn’t usually part of the equation

Outside’s ethics guru on who public lands are for

British Columbia is in the midst of a major surge in coronavirus cases, forcing resorts to shutter early

Farmer Dave doesn’t go to other ski resorts because he enjoys the simplicity of one as a way to get the most out of the resources he has

The legendary skier anoints a successor, Breezy Johnson, to the title she held for years

Outside’s ethics guru on whether we should prioritize uphill or downhill traffic in the backcountry

Skiers Lexi duPont and Drew Tabke seek out ski lines from the air

Mountain guide Mark Smiley released a digital snow safety course. Here’s how it stacks up to the real thing.

The chairlift’s single greatest quality is the sense of community it creates on the mountain

Professional skiers Tessa Treadway and Izzy Lynch venture through the mountains to unload the weight of life

A massive storm led to a record-breaking 60-hour shutdown at Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon last weekend, followed by a day of private skiing exclusively for those already in the area

Long stigmatized in the United States, wider adoption of guided backcountry skiing will boost knowledge, reduce gatekeeping, and promote human-powered skiing on public lands

When an avalanche killed Caroline Gleich’s brother, it didn’t end her pro skiing dreams. But it did change her approach to the mountains.

Two Yosemite locals just made the first summit-to-Valley ski descent of the iconic feature

From the outside, things seemed perfect for the former world extreme skiing champion: he had a family, a successful guiding business, and unending adventure out his front door in Valdez, Alaska. But something dark festered beneath the surface.

The desperate race to save a skier who disappeared under an avalanche

In an uncommon skimo race in New Hampshire, two skiers climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest—twice

What should do you if an avalanche strikes? Pro skiers Chris Rubens and Greg Hill discuss basic scenarios and rescue techniques.

New to using skins? Pro skiers Greg Hill and Leah Evans discuss basic uphill techniques.

The revolutionary journey of this winter sport, from its origins in Michigan through the creation of the snowboard by Jake Burton Carpenter

Planning to tote your skis in the backcountry? Pro skier Drew Petersen shows us the diagonal and A-frame ski-carry techniques.

A revolutionary robotic device is opening up all kinds of new possibilities in the mountains

Jacob Smith became the youngest blind skier to descend the Big Couloir on Lone Mountain

Professional freeskier Jérémie Heitz has transformed over his career and is now skiing 4,000-meter faces in Switzerland's backcountry

Want to get into the backcountry this winter? Don't know what gear to bring? Pro skiers Cody Townsend and Josh Daiek show us what they take.

Union members at Stevens Pass and Park City Mountain Resort want better wages and working conditions but say their parent company has dragged its feet in negotiations. If they still can't get to the bargaining table, could a strike shut down the two ski areas?

On Sunday the gold medalist became the first American to take the eight-day stage race in Italy

Since 1973, a groundbreaking organization has gathered thousands of Black snow-sports enthusiasts for a week of on-mountain revelry. But the event has always had a more serious mission, too: changing perceptions about who belongs on the slopes.

Sam Schwartz and Elsa Smith leave Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to discover an Oregon town where people live more simply

The backcountry is more popular than ever, but that doesn't make it safe

This Wes Anderson–inspired short film follows a small crew of skiers and snowboarders on the hunt for a legendary hermit

An all-women urban snowboarding group hits the streets to send and shred whatever surface they find

The process of BASE jumping before the exit point

Last winter, when the robotics firm Roam released its latest version of Elevate, a revolutionary exoskeleton promising to boost skiing performance, our writer knew he had to give it a test drive. His analysis: the company's debut product is fun yet flawed—but its vision of a tech-assisted sports future will still blow your mind.

Every mountaineer knows that getting to the summit isn't a requirement, but it sure is sweet if you do

A study from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center indicated something counterintuitive: experience doesn't always correspond with safety

Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.

A dogsledder and her pursuit of competing in the Iditarod

Come for the #vanlife inspiration, stay for the powder skiing in this short film about a young skier in the Cascades

Watch Kai Jones send it over massive drops in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Teton Gravity Research's new ski film 'Make Believe' celebrates those who have created their own version of reality

'Last Moments of Recall' follows skiers based in Canada's Chic-Choc Mountains as they tour the birch forests of Gaspésie National Park

A harrowing backcountry rescue at 11,000 feet exposes the precarious situation first responders are in thanks to the coronavirus pandemic

Yes, getting outside is good for anxiety, but you should think twice about crowding backcountry trailheads and risking getting hurt

In 2017, big-mountain professional skier Tobin Seagal set off a large avalanche in the mountains of Pemberton, British Columbia

There's more at stake now than skiing, but it's OK to be bummed out about it

'The Little Mountain That Could' features the story of Whaleback Mountain, a small community hill in Enfield, New Hampshire

One lap per hour for as many hours as humanly possible

An impact fund wants to transform Saddleback Mountain, and its surrounding community in Rangeley, Maine, into a skier's paradise. The plan might be a moonshot. But it's also the kind of vision the greater ski industry needs.

The latest video from Sweetgrass Productions profiles the ski patrollers keeping the harrowing slopes of Alta, Utah, safe for the masses 

The former U.S. Ski Team member is accused of killing a man in New Mexico

Mary McIntyre dreamed of summiting Japan's island volcano of Mount Rishiri, near the country's epicenter of powder skiing, Hokkaido

'The Regiment,' from Stept Studios, chronicles Henrik Harlaut's success and dedication throughout his illustrious career

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Each of the 41 mountains on the Ikon Pass is unique and distinct, but a few defining characteristics unite them all

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Armed with Ikon Passes, these skiers and riders are turning their snow dreams into reality and proving that it's never been easier for you to do the same