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Sharpening Skills

Sharpening Skills

Like their bases, your skis’ edges require regular maintenance to ensure they’re running as smoothly as possible in all snow conditions. Leif Sunde, ski technician and cofounder of the Denver Sports Lab, recommends getting into the habit of inspecting your skis’ edges...

Ski Town: Stowe, Vt.

Ski Town: Stowe, Vt.

Vermont's quintessential ski town has comfortably settled into life as an epic destination. So what would you do with the extra $1,000? That’s about what the average pass-buyer saved when Stowe, the blue chip of Eastern skiing, was added to the Vail Resorts portfolio...

Demystifying Nordic Skiing

Demystifying Nordic Skiing

Could there be anything more peaceful than gliding along on your skis among towering pine trees with views of the Dillon Reservoir glistening in the sunlight and snow-capped mountains in the distance? While downhill skiing or snowboarding is all about getting from...

The 8 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in Minnesota

The 8 Best Places to Ski and Snowboard in Minnesota

While we may be flatlanders, Minnesota is known for producing some of the best alpine skiers in the country. Indeed, there may be some advantage to our topography. Local coaches cite the ability to ski or ride hundreds of runs in a single day, something they don’t...

5 Resorts With Great Backcountry Access

5 Resorts With Great Backcountry Access

Think Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has rad terrain? The resort's backcountry accessible right from the ski area will blow your mind. And it's not just Jackson Hole—resorts across the country are opening the boundaries of their ski areas to give powder-hungry...

Why You Should Start Snowshoeing This Winter

Why You Should Start Snowshoeing This Winter

It’s easy to fall in love with Grand Teton National Park. On my first visit a few summers ago, I’d been enchanted while hiking with my family among fluttering aspens to a clutch of small, backcountry lakes. We admired the great peaks—Nez Perce, Teewinot, and the Grand...

3 Tools to Help Young Skiers Learn

3 Tools to Help Young Skiers Learn

Don't hesitate to introduce kid-friendly tools that can help your young skier progress faster and have fun doing it. Teaching your young kids to ski can feel daunting. Heck, getting young kids to the mountain, dressed properly, and clicked into their skis can be...

Did You Know You Can Go Snow Skiing in Alabama?

Did You Know You Can Go Snow Skiing in Alabama?

Stop at any Alabama tourist attraction with a gift shop and you’ll find the ever-popular "Alabama Snowman." It’s your typical snow globe with a twist. When you shake it, you won’t see snow fluttering down through the water, but you will see several black...

The Little Mountain That Could

The Little Mountain That Could

One of the best race and freestyle programs in Colorado hails from a backyard hill you may not have heard of— and teaches kids a lot more than how to smash gates. A dozen or so teenage racers with Eldora Mountain Ski and Snowboard Club (EMSC) bibs coagulate in one of...

Get Schooled: Improve Your Freestyle Skills This Season

Get Schooled: Improve Your Freestyle Skills This Season

The new Woodward Mountain Park at Mt. Bachelor, Ore., takes the sting out of park and pipe—and coaches you gently into a lifetime of joy. If you’re a parent, you’ve probably followed your brood at least once into the strange and pole-less world of the terrain park....

Legend of the Fall Line

Legend of the Fall Line

Crystalline snow swirls around me. I shield my face and the hushed, snow-covered meadow I’m standing in is transformed into an adrenaline-inducing helicopter landing pad. It’s a spatial metamorphosis I’ve come to relish. We climb into the heli—an act that made my...