An X Gamer tries to make it in ski racing. But as a two-sport athlete, will Jon Olsson end up more Deion Sanders or Jeremy Bloom?
Freedom of the Hills
Black Diamond Factor Ski Boot
Ski and climbing guide Michael Silitch is the only American working for the Compagniedes Guides de Chamonix, the exclusive, secretive outfit that runs the show in France's most extreme winter-sports town. It's a good life, but like any outsider, he knows that no matter how hard he works, he may never make it all the way in.
Zero to Hero - Snowboard Halfpipe
Is stretching good for you? Maybe. But it sure feels good.
Whats the best mid-layer jacket for winter skiing?
I'm going skiing this month, and with all of the advancements in ski apparel, I need suggestions for the best mid-layer jacket or fleece. Do you have a recommendation? Jeff Rogers, Arkansas
The king of big air talks about overcoming fear, setting records, and his ideal ski partner.
What should I do if I get lost at a ski resort?
If I go off the beaten path at a ski resort and get lost, what should I do? The Editors Santa Fe, New Mexico
Julian Carr plans to fling himself into the record books this winter
The Missing Rink
Welcome to the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, where the game is pure, the ice is dangerously uneven, and the beer is very, very cold
A guides quest.
I want to spend New Years cross-country skiing in the Rockies. Where should I go?
My wife and I spent last New Year's Eve cross-country skiing in Yellowstone with a fantastic outfitter. This year we'd like to do something similar near Missoula or maybe Idaho. Can you recommend an outfitter and guide service that operates in these places? Mike F. Washington DC
Six downhill ski escapes with no crowds or chairliftsand no hiking
Reigning World Cup champ Lindsey Vonn talks about repeating in 2009.