We only have room for two powder skis in our print issue, but there are so many more worth your consideration
‘The New Age of Reason,’ a recent film from ski makers Wndr Alpine, takes the sport to a higher level—physically and mentally
We only have room for two pairs in our print issue, but there are many more skis worthy of your attention
Only two pairs made the cut for print, but there are many more you should know about
Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids
In an excerpt from her new book ‘Powder Days,’ Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman looks at how the famous Colorado resort town is emblematic of a national trend, where corporate resorts and a skyrocketing housing costs are driving out all but the most affluent
Gear up to test your speed limit
This film showcases the newest addition to WNDR Alpine's lineup, the Vital 100
Last winter, our contributor Heather Hansman wrote a review of the best all-mountain skis for women. Out of dozens of pairs, she named the Daemon Birdie the best playful freeride ski. “The Daemon Birdie is loose and playful, surfy in softer snow, easy to direct in crud, and well…
This versatile ski won our Gear of the Year award in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Völkl redesigned the M5 Mantra with a Titanal perimeter that sheds weight but still provides stability and control. “I expected it to carve well, but I was surprised by how well it performed…
We reviewed the best all-mountain women’s skis and Atomic’s Vantage 97 C received an honorable mention. While this popular ski wasn’t our favorite, “it reliably busts through crud and consistently makes every turn shape,” wrote tester Heather Hansman. Plus, the Vantage is one of the most budget-friendly pair of…
At our annual ski test, we loved the Bonafide as a men’s all-mountain shredder. The double sheets of Titanal make these skis stable “steamrollers” for fast, aggressive skiers. One tester said the skis were “both stout as hell and an easy round-turn carver.”…
The Dawn Patrol checks all the backcountry boxes: stowaway straps that carry skis diagonally or as an A-frame, attachment points for ice axes and a helmet, and a dedicated pocket that keeps your avalanche tools organized. Each of the packs in the series (15 liters, 25 liters, and 32 liters)…
This film from the BRASS Foundation provides some really helpful avalanche advice
‘All In’ from Matchstick Productions will feature 8 skiers - 4 women and 4 men- charging lines throughout dozens of locations.
In February, we put more than 250 pairs of next winter's skis through their paces at Snowbird, Utah. We're talking 18 testers, three days, and a total of 1.5 million vertical feet. Find out which planks rose to the top in the Winter Buyer's Guide, which hits newsstands in October. In the meantime, let photographer Lee Cohen take you through the test.
Companies making gear from aluminum and steel—everything from camp stoves to bike frames—will be hit hardest by the new tariffs, economists say
From Level 1 Productions, this video is Laurent De Martin’s edit from the film Habit.
There's nothing better than gathering up some of your best friends, loading up an RV, and heading to Alaska in search of powder. Which is exactly what U.S. Ski Team Moguls Skier member Troy Murphy does every spring.
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…
From KGB Productions, Westward follows a host of fascinating ski characters who are doing things their own way.
We added up the miles we drove and flew to ski this year—and discovered just how terrible our obsession is for the planet
Everything you need to know to ensure you don't ruin your skis, boots, and kit before next season
The DPS Wailer 106 and Zelda 106 were standouts at our ski test, handling everything from groomers to tree runs with ease.
An in-depth look at our favorite all-mountain ski of the year
We love stocking stuffers, but the big-ticket hero gifts are the ones we really look forward to. Presenting eight splurges to buy—or maybe just drool over. (Salemtown Board Co.) Salemtown Board Co. Mimosa Oak Cruiser Close to two hundred bucks might feel like a lot to spend on a skateboard,…