Snow Sports


A women-specific grant dedicated to helping ambitious splitboarders go deeper, further, and higher

The gear you need to shred all winter long

Mission-critical supplies for when the mercury drops

Shred all winter long with these essentials

The essentials this snowboarding pro will bring to the Olympic Village to help her perform at her best

This new female-founded outerwear company has a vendetta against girly colors

Inconceivably rad gloves and mittens from the Land of the Rising Sun

It's important to protect your noggin

Jen Gurecki had zero experience designing skis—until she decided to start her own women's ski company

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In recent years, a whole crop of smaller ski builders like Shaggy’s Copper Country Skis have emerged, and these shops now make some of the country’s finest downhill boards. As a ski maker, you have to be part tailor, part carpenter, and part physicist, creating products that excel…

Wrap it up in one of these cheap but practical accessories

Fear not winter’s harshest bite with these foul-weather friends

Because warm hands means more fun on the ski hill

Treat yourself this holiday season with some new gear from REI's seasonal sale

We put 161 pairs of planks through the paces during our annual ski test at Snowbird mountain in Utah. These eight won out.

Size matters. For speed, go big. Wanna goof around? Stubby is best.

Better safe than sorry and concussed

The Utah-based ski company claims its new "glide treatment" will make your skis slippery for life. We tested it and came away impressed.

Thanks to a plethora of new materials, skis are getting way more versatile.

Seven boards that put fun first.

Just remember one thing: it’s all about fit

Play atop the powder with these new decks.

Most snowboard boots are ugly. Not so with this collab from Danner and Burton.

AT gear keeps getting better and better at handling the down.

Six solutions to age-old boot flaws.

Backcountry boots are stiffer and more powerful than ever.

Keep fit all year with this fast-gliding skinny-ski gear.

Start preparing for the season at REI's Labor Day Sale

Cover up with these long-sleeved women's shirts and pants

These potions nourish skin without toxic chemicals

Turn your garage clutter into cash

Trail maps of your favorite mountains to hang on your wall.

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

We asked a group of pro outdoor athletes how they deal with conditions that can swing from sunny and warm to cold and dreary in an instant

A group of Outside editors took advantage of a recent snowstorm to rip around on some of the newest designs for winter 2017-18

Advice from people whose lives depend on good organization

Everything you need to know to ensure you don't ruin your skis, boots, and kit before next season

One sliver of evidence? The number-one selling ski last winter was the women's Black Pearl, from Blizzard

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.

We break down the differences between various off-the-grid communication devices. Getting the right one could save your life.

These bibs are the missing piece to your spring skiing outfit.

Three brands committing major R&D to making their ski boots fit and perform for women

These should all get lots of use from November through May

We asked the pros on scene at this year's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market Demo Day what they always have with them for a day of skiing

In an effort to expand their market, Crescent Moon created an all-foam snowshoe called the Eva which technical but user-friendly. With this new product, Crescent Moon took home one of our Gear of the Show Awards.

This helmet has superior fit and protection capabilities.

With an upgraded toe release combined with a traditional alpine heel, this binding has exceptional power transmission. We're excited to give the Fritschi Techton 12 binding a Gear of the Show award.

Watch to find out what we loved about the new Blizzard Quattro RX ski.

The new Dynastar Speed Zone 12 TI stood out for its innovative sidewall construction and ability to rip down groomers at high speeds.

The DPS Wailer 106 and Zelda 106 were standouts at our ski test, handling everything from groomers to tree runs with ease.

The ultimate top-to-bottom kit for inbounds laps

Keep your feet happy all winter long

Skis aren't the only way you can exploit gravity and snow

This snow shovel can handle winter's worst.

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

Need some advice on what to buy the adventurer in your circle? We have you covered.

The DPS Wailer 112 RPC 2.0 ski is damper than its predecessor yet still light and quick on the uphill, making it one of our favorites for winter 2017.

Watch to find out what we loved about the latest iteration of Rossignol's Experience 88.

Snowboard boots to match your baseball glove

We were excited to test out the Atomic Backland 109 skis, and they didn’t disappoint. We loved the tapered tips and fun performance in fresh powder.

We had a lot of fun skiing the Blizzard Zero G 108 skis, and found them ideal for backcountry touring.

It's not just about looking cool—these guidelines will also ensure that you'll be safe

The DPS Zelda 106 Pure3 is one of our top picks for women’s skis thanks to its powder performance and versatility.

The Women’s Volkl 100Eight earned high praise for handling both deep powder and crud with ease.

The La Sportiva Vapor Float skis are incredibly light and proved ideal for touring and powder skiing.

In October, Newell Brands put the beloved U.S. ski manufacturer up for sale. What happens next could affect the rest of the industry.

Snow is finally starting to dust the mountains, which means it’s time to get our skis prepped for the season. Our resident ski waxing expert, Brad Rassler, is here to walk you through the process of cleaning and waxing your skis.

These preseason events can be overwhelming. Here are some simple suggestions for how to get what you need.

Presenting our favorites from the annual test in Crested Butte, Colorado

The best planks from Outside's annual test in Snowbird, Utah, are engineered for big fun.

And Ortovox will help incentivize you: it'll pay $75 for any old transceiver through a new gear-retirement program

The days are getting shorter. Here's the best gear to brighten your path.