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These alpine refuges offer simplicity and shelter in the Colorado high country

What I learned on my powder-filled dream trips to Whistler and Aspen

Here's where the pioneering skier sends it when she's not shredding the backcountry

Inversions can choke all the fun out of winter in some places (looking at you, Salt Lake City)

Understanding a few technical basics—and being honest about your needs—will help you pick one you'll love

You can. You should. It will become part of your family lore.

The affordable models are surprisingly capable, but what you get for more money is undeniable

No matter where you live, you have to be prepared when the white stuff starts falling

Stop paying the shop for a simple task that you can do at home

Oranges, ginger, garlic, even chicken soup—most of our so-called cold-fighting foods don't do much for us when we're under the weather

The LiftOp Biggie is the rack we recommend to our friends

This dorky little windshield wiper is the world's most effective tool for cleaning your goggles

Ski, snowshoe, ice-skate, or score a snowy visit without the crowds at these iconic parks

Yellow snow is a no-go. But that's not all you need to know.

We all know what the dogs do—they run—but the person driving the sled has to get ready for a brutal challenge, too. The labor required to manage and train a team is like CrossFit on ice.

From California to Ecuador, here's how to spend a couple of days in the backcountry while a guide leads the way

And much of the sport’s innovation is thanks to Jeff Scott, a snowboarder turned pioneer of sit skiing

How I learned to do group travel—without hating everybody else

Students in the Extreme Polar Training course, a two-week freeze-fest held near the Arctic Circle on Canada's Baffin Island, learn how to live in Earth's coldest conditions. Still, nothing really prepares you for 72 hours of a sled-pulling, pathfinding ordeal on a skinny pair of skis.

Behold the astonishing explosion of alpine sports in the People’s Republic—as directed, promoted, and financed by the Communist Party in the run–up to the 2022 Beijing Olympics

At the planet's biggest ice-fishing tournament, held every January in Brainerd, Minnesota, 10,000 contestants battle 20-below temperatures for a $150,000 purse. Ian Frazier slips and slides among wily fish, cheese curds, and some of the greatest nearly frozen anglers he's ever seen.

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.

With winter quickly approaching, we’re getting pretty excited for ski season here at Outside. We caught up with pro skier and trainer Crystal Wright to learn some ski-specific workouts to get in shape for the slopes.

Snowboarders at the United States Open Snowboarding Championships in Stratton, Vermont, planned to meet today to discuss creating a union, the New York Times reports. In part, the creation of a snowboarders' union would…