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A group of biologists are trying to protect a threatened herd in the iconic Wyoming range, but their plan includes closing recreational areas that many aren‘t happy about losing

Punch your ticket to all-mountain adventures

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.

The access gate atop the Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift offered some of the easiest access to sidecountry terrain, which the resort argued was a big part of the problem

Leaders of the nonprofit Indigenous Women Outdoors describe how learning about the traditional territories where they ski and snowboard enhances their time outside and connects them with their ancestors

A hard carrying case is being issued to solve potential issues with DSP beacons switching modes accidentally

Skiers Lexi duPont and Drew Tabke seek out ski lines from the air

Mountain guide Mark Smiley released a digital snow safety course. Here’s how it stacks up to the real thing.

We’ve been testing skis for decades. These are our all-time favorites for groomers, backcountry bowls, and everything in between.

For a small weight penalty, the new system offers tech-pin efficiency and pro-level descending. Outside spent the past 11 months testing it.

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Light and strong have long been the holy grail of ski-design qualities—but have we taken them too far?

Here's what you need to know if you're in the market to buy this season

Pro skiers Drew Petersen and Mali Noyes give a crash course in common touring gear

In 2017, big-mountain professional skier Tobin Seagal set off a large avalanche in the mountains of Pemberton, British Columbia

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