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Outside’s ethics guru on whether we should prioritize uphill or downhill traffic in the backcountry

We combed through hundreds of products to pick these three

Are your skis the best tool for the season you want, or the season you have? An impassioned argument for thin-waisted planks.

We’ve been testing skis for decades. These are our all-time favorites for groomers, backcountry bowls, and everything in between.

Favorites include fire pits, food, and coffee

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

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

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

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

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

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

Here are the products that got us over the 2020 finish line

Season Equipment is trying to break the cycle of new gear every year

When it comes to big purchases like skis and bikes, many of us are punching above or below our weight. Psychology helps explain why.

Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.

This season's best boards charge hard, but they're a blast at all speeds

You're never too old—or too good—to brush up on your technique

My grandpa served in the Army's tough-as-nails Tenth Mountain Division during World War II. After the war, soldiers from the Tenth pioneered the rambling mountain lifestyle I live today. Every year, I ski to remember him.

When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack

Maximize your backcountry fun with these tips

From retail giants like REI to the mom and pop stores in your hometowns, what happens when these businesses shut down?

Last winter, our contributor Heather Hansman wrote a review of the best all-mountain skis for women. Out of dozens of pairs, she named the Daemon Birdie the best playful freeride ski. “The Daemon Birdie is loose and playful, surfy in softer snow, easy to direct in crud, and well…

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You don't have to spend a lot to show someone you care

We reviewed the best all-mountain women’s skis and Atomic’s Vantage 97 C received an honorable mention. While this popular ski wasn’t our favorite, “it reliably busts through crud and consistently makes every turn shape,” wrote tester Heather Hansman. Plus, the Vantage is one of the most budget-friendly pair of…

Matt Sterbenz believes his company, Wndr Alpine, may have just made the best ski ever. It happens to be built with algae.

At our annual ski test, we loved the Bonafide as a men’s all-mountain shredder. The double sheets of Titanal make these skis stable “steamrollers” for fast, aggressive skiers. One tester said the skis were “both stout as hell and an easy round-turn carver.”…

Six decades after learning on wooden planks, one person's quest for the holy grail

What we're most excited about for the upcoming season

A supposedly fun thing I would absolutely do again

Don't be the Jerry that breaks these

More than two decades in the making, Big Snow is the first indoor ski area in North America. Now the question is: Can it attract enough skiers to survive?

For years, Benedikt Boehm has been chasing speed records on some of the world's tallest peaks

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

A well-packed ski bag can mean the difference between an epic holiday and trashed gear. Here's how to do it right.

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