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The short-radius turn is an advanced technique ideal for steeps and bumps. It’s also fun.

A ton of female-led ski films recently launched, with appearances from up-and-coming skiers and industry legends

The American downhill skier may not have won a medal in Beijing, but he got the most style points by far

A few winter flurries had the Outside staff reaching for some cozy booties, cherished beanies, and near-perfect ski boots

Getting through airports is a far easier proposition with the Thule RoundTrip

If you don’t know how to ski, hire an instructor—not your significant other. It might just save your relationship.

Drew Petersen seemed like just another free-spirited mountain dude. But the pain he was hiding nearly destroyed him.

Whether on the Olympic stage or the home hill, women on skis demonstrate what sportsmanship, bravery, and self-love could look like

The professional skier says long grips help him save energy and avoid injury in the backcountry

The accident highlights an industry at a crossroads and raises a crucial question: As safety schools boom, who is responsible for making sure the students come home?

You’ll be surprised by the places on this list, but maybe it’s time we started redefining what makes a ski town

On snow as in life, it’s important not to look like a bozo, and for new skiers, handling long, clunky boards is the original challenge. Ignore the hecklers—there’s more than one way to do it right. 

After a day of tackling moguls and black diamonds (or even the bunny hill), hit the mat with these poses that stretch your muscles and aid in recovery

An Outside editor discovers it’s never too late to learn how to ski better

The best part about this shell is a set of zippers from arm to hem that allows it to vent like a poncho. Last winter, we evaluated over 100 men’s and women’s jackets to find the best ones for outdoor sports. While the Hemispheres wasn’t our top choice in…

Mental advice and skiing drills that will give you confidence on longer, steeper, and more challenging runs

Skiing 101: how to start, what to wear, and pitfalls to avoid

Figuring out how to best equip and dress yourself when you’re just starting this sport can feel overwhelming. We’re here to help.

Professional skier Markus Eder had a fantasy of an impossible descent. Then he got creative.

Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg as a baby, and Patrick Halgren lost his left at 23. When the two met and realized their feet were the same size, they've traded shoes ever since.

What we used to start the year right

We featured the toasty RadiantX mitts in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Nobody wants cold hands, but skiing in an overstuffed gauntlet can feel like playing the piano with claws,” wrote tester Dave Cox. “Enter the waterproof RadiantX, which has an interior aluminum coating that reflects body heat with…

Boot fitting is equal parts art and science, and a little magic

Employees fear the corporate behemoth bit off more than it could chew, while pass holders cry foul about overcrowding and reduced hours

The bioregion of Cascadia boasts a diverse array of wildlife and terrain, with volcanoes, forests, and watersheds that flow to the ocean

The most dominant ski racer on the planet is constantly questioning her talents—which may be the secret of her greatness

From affordability to crowd control, we considered a variety of factors to determine the best ski towns to visit or live in

Over two decades of ambitious adventures, elite skier and climber Zahan Billimoria has had some very close calls in the mountains

In ‘Children of Patrol,’ athletes as well as current patrollers and their own children talk about how being a part of the ski-patrol family at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has impacted them and led to a lifelong love of snow

Mangroves, specifically their roots, play an important role in the ecosystem as a breeding and feeding ground for many commercial fish that thousands of people rely on as a food source

From the perfect pot to the best cheese-sauce recipe, here’s how to throw the best après fondue party

Outside’s ethics guru weighs in on what to do if you trigger an avalanche in the backcountry

Four years ago, the Minnesota phenom won historic Olympic gold in cross-country skiing, alongside Kikkan Randall. She was just getting going.

Ski patrol has become an increasingly unsustainable career path. Now unions are popping up across the country to try and change that.

‘Lot’zza Mia!’ combines a love of skiing and eating pizza. It’s movie magic.

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

Testers like eight boots, but we only had room for six. Here’s an all-around boot and a women’s powder-chasing boot that almost made the cut.

We only have space for six pants in the print magazine, but there are plenty more worthy pairs you should know about

We’ve got your next car-based ski vacation dialed, complete with worthy detours and the best powder stashes

Steep lines and jaw-dropping stunts stand out in the annual film series’ latest entry

Surfing in Baja. Summit-to-sea skiing in Alaska. Hiking in Death Valley. There’s no shortage of epic adventures to be had in winter. We’ve rounded up our favorite trips to make sure you get your fill of thrills.