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Gear editor Ben Fox walks us through what makes Backcountry's first ski jacket and bibs perfect for a day on the hill

Sole is known for its heat-moldable footbeds, but for the Performance, the company collaborated with pro skier Chris Davenport to create a slim insert that provides support without added cushion. It has Polygiene odor-control technology in a moisture-wicking top sheet and a 100 percent recycled-cork base. The footbed promotes natural…

The Spaniard posted an absurd 78,274 feet

Ski-apparel brand Spyder dropped by our offices to show off some of the new gear for 2019

‘Snowfarmers’ features a small ski hill called Plattekill in New York where snowmaking is the lifeblood of its success

According to skier McKenna Peterson, the snow spigot turned on over Montana last year, and many of her big-line objectives beckoned

The Alpha is a minimalist backcountry pack, stripping the exterior down to just two straps that you can alter depending on how you want to carry your skis. The shell is made from weatherproof ripstop nylon, and a large front pocket holds your skins, shovel, and other tools. A side…

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)…

The Rise 32 is designed for multiple days in the backcountry. The women’s-specific fit includes a narrow shoulder harness, shaped hipbelt, and shorter torso length. The Rise has a full back-panel zipper opening for quick access, reinforced ski and snowboard carry (snowshoe compatible, too), ice-ax and trekking-pole loops, and an…

The 30-liter Pro S is the women’s version of Mammut’s most popular ski-touring pack. It’s loaded with features like the standard diagonal or lateral ski carry (as well as a snowboard option), and ice-ax or trekking-pole attachments. There’s also an insulated drink tube, a dedicated avalanche-gear pocket, a separate radio…

The 24-liter size of this bag is only big enough for day missions, but it has A-frame ski-carry or vertical snowboard-carry options, a fleece-lined goggle pocket, a front-pocket organizer, and a main compartment big enough for extra layers and lunch. It’s a paired-down, budget-friendly choice for short trips into the…

Ski, snowshoe, ice-skate, or score a snowy visit without the crowds at these iconic parks

The former Powder editor shares his tricks of the trade

This beacon is among the smallest and lightest on the market. It automatically switches to search mode when light hits it and features a flagging option for multiple burials.

‘Being Sherry McConkey’ profiles its namesake character in her pursuits as the founder of a nonprofit

You want protection that goes on easy and keeps your mug from resembling a wind-chapped chunk of meat

The latest film from Patagonia and filmmaker Jordan Manley, ‘Treeline’ explores an integral part of the skiing landscape—trees

Cold temperatures didn't stop one Chicagoan from training

New gear that doesn't cost a month's rent

Saying goodbye to the best skier the U.S. has ever seen

From California to Ecuador, here's how to spend a couple of days in the backcountry while a guide leads the way

A new documentary is telling the story of the immigrants who keep ski towns running

And much of the sport’s innovation is thanks to Jeff Scott, a snowboarder turned pioneer of sit skiing

Mountain biker Pete Costain has a thirst for adventure. So it's only natural that his affinity for the outdoors was passed on to his kids.

Two men died in one of the worst inbounds avalanches in decades. What happens now?

The best way to get first chair? Park next to it.

Higher-priced gear almost always performs better. But how much better? And is it worth the extra bills?

The ski mountaineer takes a no-frills approach to prepare for the world’s hardest descents

‘The Fire That Saved Sun Valley’ features a backcountry ski guide​​ as he makes peace with a natural disaster

Layering your outerwear for a day of backcountry skiing can be tricky. Watch learn how to dial your layers for a day on the slopes.

Because nothing kills the joy of playing in the snow and cold faster than cold hands

Cody Townsend announced that he’ll attempt to ski all the lines laid out in ‘Fifty Classic Ski Descents of North America’

A free trip to Sweden, apparel, lift tickets, a ski lesson, and a plus-one included

After decades of film skiing, he caught the ski mountaineering bug

In this installment of Salomon’s ‘Freeski Dream Trip,’ skier Michael Zaretzke travels to Georgia with Stan Rey and Josh Daiek.

The versatility of these American-made planks is second to none

Blizzard's Women2Women summit gathers skiers to talk about how to improve women's ski design. And it's working.

Some accommodations don't just tolerate dogs. They love them as much as you do.

Everything you need to know about the international big-mountain competition

From the Road West Traveled, ‘Abandoned’ highlights the diminishing amount of ski resorts in Colorado

Film to be based on the book about Doug Coombs written by Massachusetts author Rob Cocuzzo

Gear editor Ariella Gintzler walks us through new 2019 gear from Gregory, Outdoor Research, and Scarpa.

Designed for hut trips to sidecountry adventures and everything in between, here are our favorite snow-sports packs

The initiative, led by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is ambitious, but some in the outdoor industry argue it's the only hope for saving wild places from climate change

The Smith I/O was already one of our favorite pairs of goggles—and now it’s even better, thanks to a new magnetic lens-swapping system

I've spent hundreds of hours of testing shirts. These five are the best.

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

The ski trail map at your local mountain was probably painted by James Niehues. Now you can see his life's work in one beautiful book.

Focus on fit, insulation, and fancy extras (or lack thereof)

Knowing the basics on lenses, fit, and venting will help you find a pair you love

Kelsey Malin and a friend were chasing powder at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain resort when a wrong turn sent them into the wild for 52 frigid hours

Classy performers that are equally at home in the lift line and back at the lodge

Simplifying your closet, one merino tee at a time

We asked. They told. In-the-know locals divulge their secret powder lines, après breweries, and hidden hot springs.

Finally, a ski for women that excels in all conditions, from hardpack to powder to tight trees

These former ski resorts are great places to backcountry ski and snowboard

For those of us chasing powder, here's what the meteorologists say winter likely has in store

‘Higher Truths’ follows skiers Chris Rubens and Cody Townsend on a journey to ski Mount Colangma in the Himalayas

Soul-sucking whiteouts and not enough food stymied the polar explorer’s best efforts

Why give stuff when you can give a travel experience instead?

Jon Rockwood started his own production company to capture all the talent the ski industry has to offer

Forget airline storm delays and baggage fees. The best way to travel this winter is by hitting the open road.

Everything you need to know about the biggest downhill skiing races of the season

Lower your expectations, be kind to yourself, and always pack hot chocolate

From tracking storms to scoring flights to staying safe in the backcountry, these apps will help you nail your next big ski trip

‘Perks’ tracks Nikolai Schirmer and Flo Bastian as they ski the backcountry in British Columbia, Chamonix, and the Lyngen Alps. 

This simple, affordable product will protect your expensive eyewear

This is the trailer for ‘A Land Shaped by Women,’ which explores gender equality in Iceland.

From the filmmakers at Mad Trees, ‘We Heard You Need Gloves’ features a group of female shredders ripping up the terrain at Mount Baker.

Ski photographer Oskar Enander sees the world differently than most of us—in black and white.

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

In this film, ‘The Wild Crow,’ ski guide Beau Fredlund reflects on his relationship with the small town of Cooke City, Montana.

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