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See clearly when it’s cloudy, sunny, or snowy

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Get more laughs with your laps with these five strategies for having more fun on the slopes

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When these skiers crack an après-ski beer, they're surprised to learn the flavorful beers are actually non-alcoholic

Score some of the best prices of the year on some of our favorite gear

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From selecting a site to securing your tent, here's how to set up your winter camp.

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

Help your loved ones brave the cold with these adventure-ready picks

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The key to staying energized? Eating and hydrating.

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Brody Leven's layering hacks might change how you pack for winter adventures

Our favorite season is changing in ways good and bad. Here are the forecasts for mountain towns, ski bums, and everyone else.

Plus, a recipe for a warming soup to carry along with you

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This is your chance to win a trip of a lifetime and a sweet haul of adventure-ready gear

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Enter for a chance to win a trip of a lifetime and a sweet haul of adventure-ready gear

Sponsor Content: Columbia

Stay warm, stay hydrated, and explore the season’s top national parks

Packable, reliable, unbelievably warm, and surprisingly affordable

Whether you’re warming up after a day on the slopes or filling a flask for the pumpkin patch, we’ve got your drinking needs covered

These boots are the only ones you’ll need all winter long

Shoes to get you moving down the trail—no matter the conditions

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

We’ve never encountered a zero-degree puffy this light and packable

Over the course of last season, this touring shell impressed us with a combination of serious weight savings and surprising durability

This lightweight, storm-resistant puffy earned an Editor’s Choice award. Here’s everything you need to know about it.

Sponsor Content: Columbia

Get the most of winter—and never go inside again—with tips from the experts

Spending time in your garden now will set you up for success in the coming months

I’ll level with you, dear reader: while I don’t trust gear reviews that don’t name at least a few cons, the only con here is the hefty price

Sponsor Content: Fjällräven

Dial in your setup for cold-weather adventures with advice from polar explorers

Top athletes—from Nordic skier Jessie Diggins to mountain runner Joseph Gray—share a meal-by-meal plan of what they eat on typical winter days.

The best time to be outdoors? When others are going indoors. Here’s your guide to making the most of winter.

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

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

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

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

Finally, an Enforcer designed to adventure beyond the ropes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This year’s Most Improved award goes to this energetic and fun ski

If you’re looking for a a no-nonsense frontside ski that excels in crud, look no further

It’s like the Enforcer, but way more fun

These traditional women's downhill ski boots are built for ladies who charge the resort

These playful planks were designed for skiers of the mountain west

These wide, rockered planks will help you milk those powder days for all their worth

Featuring a slim waist and lightweight construction, this backcountry ski is for those who need quick sticks to tackle big, technical terrain

This year’s most forgiving powder ski is also a ton of fun

Our favorite backcountry skis of the year aren’t just lightweight skis that power up the skintrack. They’re bonafide downhill performers.

If you’re a carver girl at heart but need something a little wider underfoot, the Ripstick 94 W is your compromise

An easy-skiing option for all levels, especially newer or casual skiers

This year’s best wide all-mountain ski is a tried and true performer

Looking for goggs with magnetic lens change systems, UV protection, and color-boosting contrast? Look no further.

If speed is your friend, this ski belongs in your quiver

If you like to carve even when you have wide planks underfoot, this is your ski

For soft snow and deep days, reach for these playful planks

This easy-going ride will follow you wherever you go, as long as it’s on edge

We put 26 all-mountain wide skis to the test. These 14 are the best of the best.

We give you the most versatile and responsive wide all-mountain ride of the year

Looking for the perfect backcountry ski for deep days and big missions? Start here.

A ski made for the playful pow slasher

If you’re a dedicated resort skier looking for ski boots that are all about downhill performance, start here

With a more moderate waist, this is the ski for East Coast pow hounds and those of us who live in reality

Don’t bother checking the snow report—these skis always deliver, no matter the conditions

If you gravitate towards a damp, stiff ski for backcountry adventures, this is your stick

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