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

A fatal avalanche near Hoosier Pass, Colorado, is a reminder that dangerous slides can occur on gentle terrain

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

Climber Marc-André Leclerc may not have craved the spotlight, but his feats in alpine free soloing certainly warranted attention

A transceiver, shovel, and probe have long been considered nonnegotiable. Airbags should be, too.

Only the very best makes it into print. But there are some pretty great runners-up you should know about, too.

The access gate atop the Ninety-Nine 90 chairlift offered some of the easiest access to sidecountry terrain, which the resort argued was a big part of the problem

That shiny sheet of plastic you have wadded up at the bottom of your daypack can help you stay alive. Will it help you stay comfortable? That’s a different story.

A hard carrying case is being issued to solve potential issues with DSP beacons switching modes accidentally

Mountain guide Mark Smiley released a digital snow safety course. Here’s how it stacks up to the real thing.

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.

A poem to remind you to stay safe out there

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