All over the West, a housing crisis is causing workforce shortages, crippling local businesses, and threatening the culture and existence of mountain towns as we know them. But amid the doom and gloom, some people are fighting for solutions.
Ski-town restaurants are in dire need of workers, but ongoing housing crises are making it impossible for staff to live where they work
From surfing the coast of Maine to exploring slot canyons in Utah, these adventures will make the whole family happy
A recent incident involving a renowned wildlife photographer allegedly baiting foxes at Grand Teton sheds light on a larger issue
A visit to this northwestern Wyoming park, which is as thrilling for wildlife watchers as it is for climbers, hikers, and backcountry skiers, comes with a warning: it’ll be the beginning of a lifelong love affair
Traveling with your pod? Buy out these places for private stays.
As Jeff Bezos steps away from Amazon to focus his attention on initiatives like his year-old Earth Fund, it’s instructive to look at the impact of billionaire environmental philanthropy and how it could be more effective
If you plan to explore the backcountry this winter, these certified mountain guides will keep you safe, refine your skills, and bring you to secret stashes
After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown.
With more than 200 miles of trails, there's a lot to explore in this iconic Wyoming attraction. It's our 62 Parks Traveler's 25th stop on her journey to visit every U.S. national park.
We asked 13 major resorts what operational plans are in place for this winter. Their answers ranged from après-ski in a private dome to parking spots you need to reserve.
Finding a bit of quiet is harder than ever
It has great support, a table, and a spot for your favorite beverage
A slab of snow fell and trapped her in a streambed in a place where few skiers dared to go
'Billionaire Wilderness,' by Wyoming native and Yale sociologist Justin Farrell, asks hard questions about how money changes American land by investigating one of the West's most beloved outdoor playgrounds: Jackson Hole
The start of spring is one of the best times to travel, thanks to perfect weather, fun festivals, and a screaming flight deal to the Virgin Islands
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort created this video to celebrate the women of its ski-patrol team
A ski weekend doesn't have to involve spending hundreds of dollars a night on a fancy slopeside resort. These hostels offer cozy accommodations close to some of North America's best skiing.
'River Surfer' profiles a longtime saltwater surfer turned river rider from Jackson Hole, Wyoming
The world's most successful freeskier and Warren Miller film star says big-mountain fitness starts at home
It isn't just the astounding geological wonders that give our country's first national park its allure, from 500 geysers that erupt up to 400 feet into the air to deep glacier-carved valleys and fossil forests. The vibrant megafauna and endless backcountry terrain make it one of the wildest areas in the country. And if you know where to go, you can avoid the crowds.
The trapper John Colter is credited with the modern-day exploration of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem
Because you don't want to be led deep into the backcountry by just anyone
Eight one-of-a-kind events for those who aren't into the standard swim, bike, run
Eight places to (safely) spy on bears—and other big game—in their natural habitat
One crazy night in Bridger-Teton National Forest with hundreds of people who just want to find the horns that elk have left behind
A public condemnation of the SHIFT Festival's attempts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion is indicative of broader issues in the outdoor industry
A new report found that towns near plenty of outdoor recreation attract new residents and higher incomes. But this could also mean higher costs of living, affordable housing challenges, and encroachment into vulnerable landscapes.
As outdoor-recreation tourism booms, these places have been forced to find innovative (and sometimes desperate) ways of adapting to and curbing the steady stream of tourists each season
Here's where the pioneering skier sends it when she's not shredding the backcountry
A new documentary is telling the story of the immigrants who keep ski towns running
We can't wait to check out these ten new snow-country huts, lodges, and hotels
Though he can’t enjoy an après beer yet, Kai Jones may be the most stylish skier on the slopes of Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Outdoor gear isn't cheap, so you want it to look good for many years to come. That's where color comes in.
You don't have to be an Olympic-caliber athlete to ski with one
From costumed toboggan rides to an unsanctioned triathlon in the Tetons, these quirky competitions are no joke
Stephan Mulherin moved to Jackson Hole in 2017 and quickly set his sights on the fastest known time for summiting the Grand Teton.
Freeze your brain and melt your inhibitions with one of these delicious frozen-drink recipes for adults
A new bill would strip the president of designating new monuments in the state—an idea that has already come to fruition in Alaska and Wyoming
Resorts offer big discounts and bigger perks to those who buy a 2018–19 ski pass in the next few weeks
Now that we know which mountains are on the Ikon and how much it costs, we wanted to figure out: Which is a better deal for skiers?
This video from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort highlights skier Karl Fostvedt’s first place run in this year's Kings and Queens of Corbet’s competition.
One acre inside Grand Teton National Park is for sale for $5 million. Its future says a lot about our national parks, Jackson Hole, and the tension between preserving history and budding tourism.
Uberlight and able to take moisture in stride, a new breed of synthetic down is changing the winter jacket for good
Snowboarder Mikey Franco spent his formative years guiding and teaching clients in the sports. After a season-ending injury, he needed to find a new outlet and came across experimenting with shaping boards.
In Teton Gravity Research's film, Rogue Elements, Casey Brown and Cam Mccaul sent Corbet's Couloir - on bikes.
The housing crisis in the Mountain West has gotten so bad that some folks are happy to rent a clean piece of pavement
If there’s anything better than an epic day outside, it’s reliving it over great food and drink. From mountain decks to beachside watering holes, our favorite après spots have mastered Cajun fries, crustaceans, and craft ales.
And how to pull them off
From $30,000 Airbnb rentals to animal sacrifices to 25,000 sometimes-naked umbraphiles, this is the weirdness that went down in the Wyoming resort town leading up to last week's astrological dance
Andrew Bob Harris, also known affectionately as Ducky, is officially the first person with Down syndrome to summit the Grand Teton.
Five adventures that don't involve ski resorts
A native of San Francisco, Louise Sanseau grew up skiing 5-15 days a year. But between high school and college, she took a wilderness trip that changed her course forever.
Jackson Hole has always been a hideaway for the more unique characters in skiing. Wild Bill is no exception.
Deep in the heart of Jackson Hole's backcountry, a new snow sport is emerging; snow kiting. With a combination of sailing and flying it allows kiters to fly high above the treetops.
In our ongoing Weekly Escape series, we aim to transport you from your desk to an incredible place in 2 minutes or less.
Skier Jonah Howell had an untraditional entry into ski movies.
The filmmakers at KGB Productions have released the trailer for Season 2 of Westward.
Jackson has made a concerted effort to expand its intermediate terrain.
This accurate portrayal of the ski bum lifestyle brings to light the struggle of chasing powder days or keeping a job.
We talked to climbers, Olympic mountain bikers, musicians, and award-winning chefs about what exactly makes their hometowns so special and fun
The places you'll never be able to afford and the ones so welcoming, you can move in tomorrow
Watch Nine-year-old Nate Pruzan expertly drop into Corbet's Couloir at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Your guide to North America's best skiing. Inbounds and out.
In case you haven't noticed, fat biking is fun. Outdoor writers Peter Koch and Jeremy Berger certainly didn't need convincing, but they accepted an invitation from the team at SRAM—bicycle component gurus—to get a taste of the culture during the Global Fat Biking Summit this January. Armed with Beargrease and Bucksaw rides, the group cruised through some of Jackson, Wyoming's best terrain as photographer Adrian Marcoux followed along. We caught up with the group to figure out just how much fun some big tires and hard-packed snow can be.
Brolin Mawejje, born in a country with no snow, plans to make history at the 2018 winter Olympics.
Every winter, the ski and snowboard world lets its hair down at a few marquee events. Here are the ones we're stoked for this season.
Five mountain towns where the skiing and riding are matched by equally entertaining off-the-slopes escapades.
Challenge your abilities with these iconic runs through the wilds of America.
A peeping stroll is not an acceptable last outdoor gasp before winter. Presenting the best active autumn escapes.
My college roommates and I are planning a last-minute spring break ski trip, but we don’t know where to go yet. Which resort has the après ski scene for the college or post-college crowd? It has to be somewhere in North America, preferably out West.
I'm a pretty sustainably minded person and for my next vacation, I want to go to a low-impact resort that's not too insanely far from home. What are the best eco-lodges in North America?
Start off 2012 right, with a trip to one of the world’s wildest destinations
With La Niña back and the East Coast on a five-year blizzard streak, we devised the ultimate ski calendar to help you and your family take advantage. From a boot-deep New England Thanksgiving through spring-break corn snow in the Southwest, the outlook is decidedly epic.
I'm not ready for the winter to end. What are the best spring backcountry ski spots? Kevin Burlington, VT
I know it's early but I have a ski question. I've snowboarded since I was seven but I started skiing last year. What would be the best ski/boot/binding combo for skiing the resort in Jackson and doing some backcountry stuff too. Skyler Dubois, WY