And here’s how you can do it yourself at home, step-by-step

Professional skiers Tessa Treadway and Izzy Lynch venture through the mountains to unload the weight of life

The nonprofit Skiku has brought nordic skiing to thousands of Native kids in Alaska, where access to the sport has historically been limited

A massive storm led to a record-breaking 60-hour shutdown at Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon last weekend, followed by a day of private skiing exclusively for those already in the area

How to stay fueled and warm on the slopes without looking like a total nerd

Long stigmatized in the United States, wider adoption of guided backcountry skiing will boost knowledge, reduce gatekeeping, and promote human-powered skiing on public lands

Two Yosemite locals just made the first summit-to-Valley ski descent of the iconic feature

When an avalanche killed Caroline Gleich’s brother, it didn’t end her pro skiing dreams. But it did change her approach to the mountains.

It’s 2021. Let’s retire the cringeworthy label already.

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

From the outside, things seemed perfect for the former world extreme skiing champion: he had a family, a successful guiding business, and unending adventure out his front door in Valdez, Alaska. But something dark festered beneath the surface.

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. 

In an uncommon skimo race in New Hampshire, two skiers climbed the equivalent of Mount Everest—twice

The desperate race to save a skier who disappeared under an avalanche

Kari Traa’s base layers are specifically designed for women, by women, and the Rose pant is a perfect example of that. The pant uses playful, Nordic-inspired patterns that don’t feel overly girly. Plus, it’s made from 100% merino wool that wicks moisture, dries quickly, and resists odor.

The Sabre Snow Pants are our Gear Guy’s favorite do-everything pants, which he included in his ultimate ski touring kit. “The perfectly articulated legs bend and move like champs while I’m skinning, and ample zippered vents prevent sweat buildup,” he wrote. If you plan to really get after it…

A simple mechanism makes Julbo's Aerospace goggles effective and easy to use

This pair has been my favorite for seven years and hundreds of ski days

MountainFlow Eco-Wax scored thousands of dollars from a powder-slaying investor on the reality-TV show

What should do you if an avalanche strikes? Pro skiers Chris Rubens and Greg Hill discuss basic scenarios and rescue techniques.

A dietitian weighs in on our favorite packable midday meals

Pro skiers Chris Rubens and Greg Hill show us how to use safety gear for backcountry skiing

New to using skins? Pro skiers Greg Hill and Leah Evans discuss basic uphill techniques.

The revolutionary journey of this winter sport, from its origins in Michigan through the creation of the snowboard by Jake Burton Carpenter

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

Ten years ago, heli-ski guide Erin Tierney survived a helicopter crash and began a relentless journey of healing and recovery. Battling injuries invisible to the naked eye, she fought to reframe and regain her hold on the life she loved.

The items we're using to stay outdoors—and keep cozy when we come in

Planning to tote your skis in the backcountry? Pro skier Drew Petersen shows us the diagonal and A-frame ski-carry techniques.

A revolutionary robotic device is opening up all kinds of new possibilities in the mountains

Interested in getting into the backcountry this winter? What gear will you need? Pro skiers Mike Douglas and Stan Ray go over the options.

Jacob Smith became the youngest blind skier to descend the Big Couloir on Lone Mountain

This season you're going to want an adventuremobile you can post up in at the base of the ski area. Here are some good ones.

Professional freeskier Jérémie Heitz has transformed over his career and is now skiing 4,000-meter faces in Switzerland's backcountry

Want to get into the backcountry this winter? Don't know what gear to bring? Pro skiers Cody Townsend and Josh Daiek show us what they take.

Base lodge closed? No problem. Turn your car into a private post-ski lounge.

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

Union members at Stevens Pass and Park City Mountain Resort want better wages and working conditions but say their parent company has dragged its feet in negotiations. If they still can't get to the bargaining table, could a strike shut down the two ski areas?

Need to know what to wear for backcountry outings this winter? Pro skiers Drew Petersen and Mali Noyes walk us through it.

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

A poem to remind you to stay safe out there

On Sunday the gold medalist became the first American to take the eight-day stage race in Italy

Since 1973, a groundbreaking organization has gathered thousands of Black snow-sports enthusiasts for a week of on-mountain revelry. But the event has always had a more serious mission, too: changing perceptions about who belongs on the slopes.

Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

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