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As long as you aren’t weight sensitive, it’s now possible for one rig to serve all your in-bounds, sidecountry, and backcountry needs. This is that rig.

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.”…

Two Outside staffers head up for an early-morning ski on a powder day

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort​​​​​​​ created this video to celebrate the women of its ski-patrol team

Advice on everything you need, from boots to a ski jacket to layering

The season’s top performers from our ski test in Steamboat, Colorado, do everything you want them to, no matter what the conditions

Our favorite models for everything from frontside groomers to sidecountry pow

Just because it was fun doesn't mean it was easy

From camber and rocker to groomers versus pow, it's easy to get lost in the vocabulary of buying your first set of skis

Stop paying the shop for a simple task that you can do at home

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)…

Whether you ski more powder or hardpack, these planks have the chops to perform on any mountain, any day

This film from the BRASS Foundation​​​​​​​ provides some really helpful avalanche advice

We break down the jargon and tell you what you really need to understand

‘All In’ from Matchstick Productions will feature 8 skiers - 4 women and 4 men- charging lines throughout dozens of locations. 

Many of us owe our passion for the outdoors to our fathers.

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

These planks have built-in sensors to track your ski dynamics and offer real-time coaching. Geeky or brilliant?

From filmmakers Alex D'Agostino and Ben Goertzen, Whiskey Facts follows a crew of Montana skiers into the backcountry for a day full of pillows and trips to the whiteroom.

From Level 1 Productions, this video is Laurent De Martin’s edit from the film Habit.

From filmmaker Dino Raffault and Red Bull, Moonline features aerial athlete and skier Valentin Delluc speed riding on a 20-meter LED-equipped parachute.

From Sherpas Cinema and the North Face, Tsirku is a three-part film series featuring skiers Hadley Hammer and Sam Anthamatten with snowboarder Ralph Backstrom attempting to ski Corrugated, a set of spines on the Tsirku Glacier.   

From filmmaker Thomas Woodson, photographer Adam Clark, and skier Drew Peterson Skiing the Wild West documents Peterson’s mission to ski the tallest mountain in each of the western states.

From Yucca Productions and Black Crows Skis Nocta features skiers Bruno Compagnet and Layla Jean Kerley as the shred night laps illuminated by headlamp. 

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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.

From Salomon TV, The Art of the Turn brings together ski racers including legend Gunther Mader, champion Luca Aerni, and rising star Paco Rassat to define the perfect turn.

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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…

In the final installment of Stio’s A San Juan Story, skier and narrator Oliver Sutro takes us through his process of leaving Telluride which involves skiing all his bucket list lines. 

In this ski film from Dakine, skiers Sammy Carlson, Karl Fostvedt, and Lucas Wachs traveled to Hakuba, Japan in search of one epic storm.

A few weeks back we posted Faction's This Is Home. Though the footage was sweet and satisfying, there was a lingering hope that they may provide us with a little dessert. And did they ever.

From Stio, A San Juan Story follows a crew young skiers as they explore the endless opportunities surrounding the ski mecca of Telluride. 

In this film from Salomon, pro skiers Kalen Thorien and Cody Townsend take twenty-two-year-old Swedish skier Lovisa Rosengren to Kashmir, India.

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