20 pieces we'll be using on the mountain this winter
This season’s sticks are light, edgy, and versatile
You can P-tex small gouges at home
The answer: it depends. But we read through the fine print so you don't have to.
Your new favorite kit
Want to be an asshole with a hill to die on? Here are some tips and tricks to get you there.
Before you drop all that money on a full gear package, take some advice from the experts on where and how to save
Need to carry a bike, board, or just some firewood? Here's how.
Beacon, check. Shovel, check. Hawaiian shirt, check.
Stop lying to yourself: you won't remember that you put your wallet, coffee, and phone on the roof of your car before you drive away.
Just because it was fun doesn't mean it was easy
You can't walk in them, but you can fly in them
The Sno-Go is the only way to have fun in the snow on a bike
From camber and rocker to groomers versus pow, it's easy to get lost in the vocabulary of buying your first set of skis
One small Colorado-based ski company invited women to describe their perfect powder ski—then made their dreams a reality
Our resident gear expert is a fan of rising at the crack of dawn to get a couple laps in
You are the mountain's disciple
The LiftOp Biggie is the rack we recommend to our friends
From magnetic skis to e-motorbikes, here's what we're excited about for the coming season
And much of the sport’s innovation is thanks to Jeff Scott, a snowboarder turned pioneer of sit skiing
Layer up and conquer the cold
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.
Designed for hut trips to sidecountry adventures and everything in between, here are our favorite snow-sports packs
Trekking the span of the frigid southernmost continent alone and unaided demands durable equipment
Whether you ski more powder or hardpack, these planks have the chops to perform on any mountain, any day
This one is not for the weekend warriors
With a new year and new gear right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at our favorite products from the past 12 months
Finally, a ski for women that excels in all conditions, from hardpack to powder to tight trees
Gifts with stamps of approval from all the 'Outside' moms and dads
Lower your expectations, be kind to yourself, and always pack hot chocolate
We give you the gift of learning to fall
Icelantic Skis, a boutique company in Colorado, wasn't profitable a few years ago. Then Annelise Loevlie became the CEO, and things changed.
Racking up all the best ways to carry and store your winter cargo
From ski straps to boot bags, here's our favorite gear for getting to the hill and back
In a time when so many brands are marketing to women in smart ways, the body-shaming fliers that sparked major blowback in Missoula felt especially tasteless
Make your way down, across, and, yes, even up the mountain with these premium planks
We break down the jargon and tell you what you really need to understand
From a climbing pad to backcountry touring skis, a handful of Black Diamond hits
A simple method for applying a smooth coat to protect your skis and build the stoke
Sidelined? Here's a little advice from the pros on staying sane—and coming back stronger than ever.
A complete revamp of a classic leads the cream of the crop from our test in Snowbird, Utah
Because boot-packing takes too long
Chances are, you've ticked a couple of these boxes
It snowed at Keystone this week. It's time to get ready.
No one likes pulling a U-turn after an improperly tied down surfboard flies away
Five ways to protect your expensive stuff in transit
Our editors on what they expect to spend on new gear, with the goal of balancing quality and affordability
She started working at Alta when tickets cost $6.50 a pop. Now, as she prepares to retire, she leaves behind a legacy that spans four decades.
Skiing and snowboarding are just the start. From snowshoeing and hot springs soaking to snowmobiling and ice fishing, Montana is a winter wonderland
On the slope and off, there's plenty to do
Twenty-two years after its founding, the e-retailer will start making in-house outdoor apparel and gear, as well as collaborating with a few select brands, like Flylow and Black Diamond, on co-branded product
We lose a lot by limiting sizes
Here's what one of the nation's strongest ski mountaineers chooses for both resort and backcountry missions
This month, Red Bull sponsored a team of the world's best mountaineers to ski across the Alps in less than 41 days
These planks have built-in sensors to track your ski dynamics and offer real-time coaching. Geeky or brilliant?
Eleven companies making apparel and equipment just the way you like it
Luke Jacobson set out to land a gig at a big ski company like K2. Instead, he helped launch American-built Moment Skis, a small but growing brand that made it all the way to the 2018 Winter Olympics.
The boards are custom-made and feature bog oak top sheets and bindings plated in 14-karat gold
A love letter to a very expensive pair of skis
The gear you need to shred all winter long
The legendary filmmaker knew the secret to making great ski movies. You couldn't just show skiing, skiing, and more skiing. You needed to tell a story, too, with emotion and humor.
Shred all winter long with these essentials
But how many planks did he trash along the way?
Make the most of the season with strategies from pros, killer deals on passes, and skier-friendly hotels
On the border between Russia and Finland, a band of Finnish soldiers are preparing to defend the country if the Bear decides to charge
Jen Gurecki had zero experience designing skis—until she decided to start her own women's ski company
Two days on the AT binding that spent seven years in R&D
Finland shares an 833-mile border with an aggressive and unpredictable neighbor. That proximity led to a major conflict during World War II—the horrific Winter War—and even now it keeps Finns nervous about Russia’s intentions. David Wolman suited up to train with the elite soldiers who will be on the front lines if this cold feud ever gets hot.
We put 161 pairs of planks through the paces during our annual ski test at Snowbird mountain in Utah. These eight won out.
Gleich, a professional ski mountaineer, spends a lot of time on the road. Here's the gear she always brings along.
AT gear keeps getting better and better at handling the down.
Keep fit all year with this fast-gliding skinny-ski gear.
Choose wisely, friends
Tidying guru Marie Kondo lets us in on how to declutter our closets and our lives
K2 has never been skied from top to bottom, but two daring adventurers hope to change that this year
The perfect moto for ski bums.
Have a friend who is a bit too aggro while chasing the goods? They’re not just idiots—they may have a terrible disease.
An ode to the pieces of gear that have lived on through generations
A group of Outside editors took advantage of a recent snowstorm to rip around on some of the newest designs for winter 2017-18