Ski? Snowboard? You Need to Visit These 30 Places.
So you call yourself a skier, eh? Prove it. We’ve compiled a list of the 30 things every winter lover needs to do in a lifetime—from shredding iconic runs and exploring must-visit locales to skinning in the backcountry and mastering crucial survival skills.
The New Rules of Skiing
There are changes afoot on the mountains. Learn them and own the slopes.
Know Your Porns
With a bevy of new ski and snowboard films in theaters this month, a quick primer on what sets ski porn apart from other titillating genres.
The Best U.S. Resorts for Uphill Travel
Want to skin the frontcountry? Try these six spots.
Outrunning a Slide
Porte du Soleil, Switzerland
The Best Backcountry Ski Lodges in British Columbia
North of the U.S. border lies a paradise filled with powder, untracked steeps, wild vistas—and remote lodges with access to the massive winter playground.
Ski on the Cheap
How to hack lift tickets, travel, lodging.
The Soul of Skiing in the Great White North
Tired of epic lift lines, hostile locals, and $15 burgers at the lodge? Something wonderful is happening in a remote pocket of British Columbia, where homegrown spirit is flourishing beyond the reach of corporate resorts and there's plenty of powder to share.
Vail Is Not the Enemy
A few weeks ago, when Vail Resorts bought Park City Mountain Resort, the sale triggered an onslaught of vitriol against Colorado's billion-dollar ski empire. But while it's easy to hate a company just because it's claiming territory faster than the whitebark pine beetle, Vail has actually been a very good thing for skiers.
Staying Alive in Avalanche Terrain
As more and more people head into the backcountry, we’re triggering more slides than ever before. If you’re thinking about venturing into avalanche-prone terrain this winter, first read this.
Crossing the Line: The Dangers of In-Bounds Skiing
As resorts open more extreme terrain, skiers are wondering: Should I wear my beacon in-bounds?
Tickets to Ride: Buy Your Ski Pass Now
We break down the best combo ski pass deals of the season.
White Noise: Are Avalanches Really Killing More People?
No, but it is getting increasing dangerous out there. As hordes of skiers hit the backcountry, they're triggering more avalanches than ever before, and there's still a dangerous gap between our collective enthusiasm and the depth of our knowledge. But while the learning curve is daunting and the risks are high, the adventure rewards are immense—if you do it rig
The 5 Best Winter Jackets of 2015
Our favorite jackets for staying warm and dry—even on the chilliest adventures