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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

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

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

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