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Last winter a ski-patrollers union in Park City, Utah, made headlines for its standoff against Vail Resorts over wages. The dust has since settled on negotiations, but the conversations they sparked about what ski-industry workers deserve may just be getting started.

The American scored two slalom victories in Levi, Finland, over the weekend

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

British explorer Karen Darke wants to become the first paraplegic person to ride an adaptive cycle in Antarctica

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

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How to keep your batteries warm and lens fog-free, plus other essential tips for winter photography.

Officials have canceled seven of eight World Cup events due to warm temperatures, bad conditions, and a lack of snow

A New Mexico jury acquitted Cummings for the 2020 killing of 47-year-old Guillermo Arriola

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

Aspen, Colorado, is using Tenants for Turns to chip away at the housing problem that’s crushing desirable recreation towns around the country

As a professional leisure athlete, Katie Burrell has a lot of advice—listen up

In Warren Miller’s latest release, ‘Daymaker,’ Pete McAfee scores big with Mike Wiegele

With a triple-dip La Niña cycle bearing down on us this winter, a look into the recent past seems like a promising way to chase powder, just this once

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If the last two years have taught us anything it’s that we need more time devoted to friends and laughter

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These tips from a local will loop you into everything you need to know for the perfect Whistler Blackcomb experience

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

The film is the culmination of a two-year project to capture incredible snowboarding from around the world

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

A fall on Manaslu claimed the life of the legendary ski mountaineer this week

The eight-mile gondola connecting Salt Lake City to Alta and Snowbird would be the longest in the world

The proposed eight-mile lift would alleviate ski traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon and bring visitors to Snowbird and Alta resorts

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With accommodations, dining and activities for the whole family included, how could skiing get any easier?

The freestyle skier was named Breakthrough Athlete of 2022, and doofuses on social media couldn’t contain their anger

Crowds, inexperience, and social media are leading to a surge in rescue calls on one of the most climbed peaks in America

A behind-the-scenes look at Benedikt Böhm’s incredible feat on Nepal’s Dhaulagiri VII

Endurance athlete Jack Kuenzle climbed and skied the volcano in just over an hour and a half

Skiers Sam Cohen and Michelle Parker set out on a mission to reach these inaccessible peaks

Kevin Wilson struggled with mental illness and depression before finding his way back to skiing

Thirteen days and nine hours after she and her team started their 1,000-mile trek through the Alaskan wilderness, the 24-year-old Inupiaq musher drove her sled to the finish line

Defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness”

Facing potentially dangerous slide conditions, professional skiers Jérémie Heitz and Sam Anthamatten have to weigh their ambitions against the ever-present possibility of tragedy in the mountains

Antte Lauhamaa decided to embark on a backcountry moonlit ski mission in the Lapland wilderness of Finland as a tribute to his father

A dozen snowboarders got to pitch their tents at one of the most picturesque places in the world on the eve of a Natural Selection Tour competition

A new film series follows a trio of skiers as they explore backcountry slopes from British Columbia to the Japanese Alps

The well-known climber was helping guide a group of skiers in Utah’s Wasatch mountains last month when a slide engulfed him in several feet of snow

The professional skier’s next-level ability got her a seat in the heli 17 years ago—and she continues to prove that women deserve that seat

A season marked by tricky conditions and progressive riding wrapped up last week in Verbier

Long a popular tourist destination, Lesotho’s Afriski Mountain Resort is slowly gaining traction with local residents, too

A primer for those new to the sport—and maybe some veterans

Time to live vicariously through the pros

Morgan McGlashon is one of only five female guides at North America’s oldest guiding company

Instructor Ann Schorling explains how to shred like a pro after a big snowfall

The short-radius turn is an advanced technique ideal for steeps and bumps. It’s also fun.

A ton of female-led ski films recently launched, with appearances from up-and-coming skiers and industry legends

With tough features, it’s designed to challenge even the very best rider

The 30 percent minimum-wage hike, as well as a plan for more affordable housing, was announced Monday

Watch and be inspired to get out there yourself

If you don’t know how to ski, hire an instructor—not your significant other. It might just save your relationship.

On February 3rd, a moose charged and trampled Bridgett Watkins' dog team near Fairbanks, Alaska when they were on a training run to prepare for the Iditarod. Here's what happened in her words, as told to Blair Braverman.

The accident highlights an industry at a crossroads and raises a crucial question: As safety schools boom, who is responsible for making sure the students come home?

Artist and snowboarding guide Jessa Gilbert is passionate about drawing and painting the scenes around her on canvas

Skiers out for a powder day watched in horror as two Black Hawk helicopters crashed near the Mineral Basin Express lift

An Outside editor discovers it’s never too late to learn how to ski better

Mental advice and skiing drills that will give you confidence on longer, steeper, and more challenging runs

Skiing 101: how to start, what to wear, and pitfalls to avoid

‘Girl Crush’ shows how much fun and value can come from strong female friendships, as well as the importance of encouraging women to be in these thrilling backcountry landscapes.

The Ski Resort Reports map lets you check conditions en route to your local hill or find the best place to ski in a new area

The pressures she is facing right now, from an ignorant nation and a callous media team, would destroy any of us

The Lyngen peninsula in northern Norway is home to 124 peaks, each over 3,200 feet tall. Professional skiers Nikolai Schirmer, Merrick Johnston, and Asbjørn Eggebø Næss traveled there back in 2018—and learned a valuable safety lesson in the process.

We break down essential speed-skiing techniques and tactics used by the best of the best

Learn how to read between the lines of your local avy report with these tips from a backcountry ski guide

Employees fear the corporate behemoth bit off more than it could chew, while pass holders cry foul about overcrowding and reduced hours

The bioregion of Cascadia boasts a diverse array of wildlife and terrain, with volcanoes, forests, and watersheds that flow to the ocean

The most dominant ski racer on the planet is constantly questioning her talents—which may be the secret of her greatness

A handy primer on catching your favorite ski competitions, and when each one is scheduled throughout the Games

In ‘Children of Patrol,’ athletes as well as current patrollers and their own children talk about how being a part of the ski-patrol family at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, has impacted them and led to a lifelong love of snow

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Jackson Hole is known for its steep terrain, including a vertical drop of 4,139 feet, making it the perfect location for the start of the tour

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

Four years ago, the Minnesota phenom won historic Olympic gold in cross-country skiing, alongside Kikkan Randall. She was just getting going.

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

‘Lot’zza Mia!’ combines a love of skiing and eating pizza. It’s movie magic.

You can blame the usual suspects: the crazy cost of mountain-town housing, the corporatization of the ski industry, the Man. Or dare to believe that our hero lives on.

Whether you’re looking to take up classic skiing or skate skiing, the U.S. gold medalist has some words of wisdom for beginners. Consider this your introductory primer to one of the season’s most fun and affordable sports.

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