Each March, Outside and Backcountry team up to test next season’s backcountry skis, boots, and bindings, the best of which end up in each magazine’s winter Buyer’s Guide
A group of Outside editors took advantage of a recent snowstorm to rip around on some of the newest designs for winter 2017-18
It's been one of the snowiest winters in decades for much of the country. We called in expert help to find out which shovels are best for clearing it all away.
Everything you need to start skinning laps before work
Throughout winter, regional avalanche forecasters rank the danger level in the backcountry, but a new study found they can sometimes disagree dramatically on snowpack conditions
If operators can’t get things moving again, here’s what to expect
The Powder 8’s, an old-school synchronized skiing competition, is making a comeback
Lots of new snow, an unstable early season snowpack, and high backcountry traffic all contribute
The most recent El Niño storm dumped more than three feet of fresh on Colorado. Avalanche danger skyrocketed, but if you stayed on lower-angle terrain, the skiing was all-time. We happened to be in Crested Butte testing Dynafit’s 2016/17 skis, boots, and apparel right after the storm moved through and had one of the deepest days ever with Donny Roth, who works with Irwin Guides.
Like any other sport, skiing has its legends and current all-stars—those people who set the bar when it comes to what’s possible on skis. We ran into several of these icons last week at the annual SnowSports Industries America tradeshow in Denver.
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