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Beginner skiers may come to learn the basics at Big Snow, America's first indoor ski slope. Experienced skiers may come for the novelty.

The lack of appropriate plus-size clothing and equipment is a completely unnecessary barrier to snow sports

Ranking resorts based on five climate-based criteria, the Savills Ski Resilience Index sheds light on climate change’s impact on this sport

Last year, Angel Collinson surprised everyone when she retired after a decade as a professional athlete. She’s still finding her way.

The new carving ski isn’t completely recyclable, but it’s a big step in the right direction

From binoculars to artisan robes, we put together the ultimate 62 gift ideas so you can spend less time browsing and more time getting outside with your loved ones this season

Spilled beer, freezing temperatures, and post-powder-skiing sweat were no match for these garments

From shredding powder to climbing ice, these top packs keep your gear secure and dry

We had 28 testers check out 30+ pairs of bottoms for winter backcountry adventures. These ones rose above.

We spent all winter testing 50+ outer layers in the backcountry. These ones came out on top.

These shelters will keep you warm and dry—no matter the weather

We found the most effective tools for getting great workouts in the comfort of your living room, basement or garage

We spent two months testing 25 tops and bottoms. These are the best.

We tested over 25 products to find the best pieces to help you brave the cold and dark more boldly this winter

We tested more than 70 items to find the most effective pieces to keep you warm and dry on the run this winter

We put in over 700 miles testing 70 pieces of running clothing. These are the best.

We took 20 shoes out on trails from our doorsteps to mountaintops. These 7 came out ahead.

We put 49 pairs through their paces. These 7 came out ahead.

It’s the little, forgettable things that make the difference between a good trip and a bad one

Keep those piggies wiggling, no matter the conditions

These snow-ready indulgences will revive you after a long day on the mountain

Seven testers took 45 pairs of sunglasses out into the world. These are the ones that came out on top.

Eight kiddos (and their parents) helped us suss out the best cold-weather apparel for little ones

From cranking on airplanes in New Mexico to working construction in freezing Alaskan conditions, this apparel held up to all our hardest tasks

We can’t guarantee you’ll ride just like Barrett Christy, but this snowboard might get you a little bit closer

Rock’n’roll-ready boots, bindings, and more

After record- and internet-breaking lift lines plagued resorts nationwide last winter, the splitboard has never looked sexier

From freestyle to freeride, these snowboards put fun first

We spent two months testing 46 products. These are the best.

We asked 58 testers to put 99 puffies through their paces. These are the best.

Nothing feels better than a bone-dry, ultra-cozy wardrobe change after a bone-chilling day on the slopes

Shopping responsibly isn’t easy. We asked an expert for help.

Ten testers checked out 50-plus baselayers to land on this list

From lightweight racers to all-day trekkers to deep-powder plowers, there’s something for everyone

Wintry parking lots and cumbersome ski gear have finally met their match

This year the U.S. will host the most World Cup events in history. Stream them all live on Outside.

If we remain curious instead of ashamed of our tears, crying can inform us of our true feelings when we’re adventuring outdoors

Spoiler alert: It’s not because you’re a wuss.

Introducing this year's crop of SKI Test category winners. Chances are, they'll be at the top of your list, too.

With this boot, advanced and expert skiers with a wider foot no longer have to sacrifice performance for fit

A high-performance boot for advanced skiers with narrow feet

This high performance ski boot is for those who refuse to sacrifice control for comfort

If you liked the Salomon S/Max, wait till you step into this new boot

We rallied 441 testers and 1,300 products across every category of winter gear. After more than 7,500 miles and 830,000 vertical feet, we landed on 500 pieces that stood out for skiing, snowboarding, running, climbing, hiking, and more.

These new alpine, hybrid, and touring bindings come packed with exciting new features

An ideal ski for beginners to gain confidence on hardpack and corduroy

Finally, an Enforcer designed to adventure beyond the ropes

If you have your sights set on long backcountry tours even during low tide, this ski may be just the ticket

A bomber all-mountain ski tailor-made for hard-chargers

This ski is one of the best in class when it comes to balancing performance and approachability

The Ranger 96 is an approachable and fun do-it-all ski

Don’t let the pretty top sheet fool you—this all-mountain tool means business, especially in the crud

These skis let you bring the playfulness of your resort skiing to the backcountry

No women’s powder ski list would be complete without this perennial favorite

A slight change in construction makes the new Kendo 88 more accessible and more fun

Looking for a jack-of-all-trades in the backcountry? Look no further

A ski for those who want an all-mountain ski, but don’t want to sacrifice the ability to carve

This wider all-mountain ski can cut through crud and carve up groomers

Testers once again designated the Enforcer 100 as the benchmark ski of the all-mountain category

This ski didn’t steal the show again this year, but you’d be hard pressed to find a better crud ski

This forgiving and energetic all-mountain ski is ideal for those looking to gain confidence off the groomed

If you gravitate towards quick and playful skis that can still hold their own when the going gets tough, check out this little number

A beer-league racing ski for those ex-racer types out there

A wide all-mountain ski for the more playful skiers out there

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