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A ski trip into these Italian mountains unfolds into a learning experience and a bridge to much needed healing

You can blame the usual suspects: the crazy cost of mountain-town housing, the corporatization of the ski industry, the Man. Or dare to believe that our hero lives on.

Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.

We only have room for two powder skis in our print issue, but there are so many more worth your consideration

From hilarious to horrifying, these tales offer a glimpse into what this work can be like

Fitness comes and goes. Allow Glen Plake to make a case for prioritizing style—that elusive athletic skill that endures.

From Lake Placid to Cordova and some select places in between, here’s our (highly subjective) list of the nation’s best mountain towns. Before telling us where we went wrong, please take a moment to acknowledge the courage and gall it takes to attempt such an impossible feat.

A day out on the slopes doesn’t have to be wildly expensive. You just need to know where and when to go.

From expanded resort acreage to turbocharged lifts, we tracked down all the ways you can make this winter your best ever

Athletes like Mikaela Shiffrin have started adopting the training technique to increase endurance, muscle mass, and more

It was only when Stephen Shelesky moved out west that he began to truly accept himself and become part of a supportive community

Europe has always had something America doesn’t: an Alpine ski route ­connecting a network of full-service, premium lodges. That’s about to change, as San Juan Mountain Guides in Ouray, Colorado, launches the ultimate hut-to-hut tour in a stunning setting. We sent Devon O’Neil to check it out.

‘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

The Outside contributing editor’s latest release was the November pick for the Outside Book Club. We spoke with her about the appeal of chasing powder and the many crises facing the ski industry.

Glenn McConkey raised one of freeskiing’s greatest icons. Now a Utah estate lawyer has pleaded guilty to taking millions of her dollars.

Only two pairs made the cut for print, but there are many more you should know about

A transceiver, shovel, and probe have long been considered nonnegotiable. Airbags should be, too.

Snowmaking efforts intensify amid dry holiday weekend, triathlon’s first Black female pro, and a wipeout for the ages

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.

Whether you want to learn a new sport—like skate skiing or ice climbing—or improve your skills, there’s a lesson out there for you

As skimo prepares for its Olympic debut in 2026, sports scientists explore the sport’s demands

These places may not be ultra fancy or ski-in, ski-out, but the point is: if you’re savvy, you can take a ski trip on a budget

Outside contributing editor Heather Hansman’s new book is both a critical take on the ski industry and love letter to its skids

Expect full-capacity chairlifts and indoor dining to return to ski resorts this season. But some COVID-era policies, like buying lift tickets online, will remain.

Join us in reading Heather Hansman’s ‘Powder Days’

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

Meet the innovators and activists who are making their favorite sports more accessible to plus-size adventurers

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

No one should have to prove they are good enough at skiing to get an invitation to the conversation

These five documentaries from the famed mountain film festival feature everything from daring ski descents to an adorable Alaskan husky

The results are in, and these are the region’s 20 top-scoring resorts, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey

The masses have spoken and these are the 20 top-scoring resorts in the region, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey

Lenses and frames built for superior vision

With far-flung travel off the table, I learned how to enjoy the meandering flexibility of a road trip

Punch your ticket to all-mountain adventures

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