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Irwin awakens

Catskiing returns to some of Colorado’s most snow-stacked slopes.

The other kind of backwoods jailbail. Skier: classified.

Shelter from the Storm

A photo gallery of a secret, illegal cabin in the backcountry of British Columbia.

Historically, Snowbird has Utah's longest ski season, and this year's projected closing date is Memorial Day. For skiers looking for late-season powder and spring corn, the resort offers a $299 Spring Pass good through closing day. Current ski-and-stay lodging packages are $99 per person (double occupancy). Book at www.snowbird.com.

April Storms Bury Snowbird

Snowbird Resort has reported four and a half feet of powder within the last week and says 30-40 more are predicted to fall in the next few days. Ski-and-stay deals start at $99. What are you waiting for?

Looks pretty good for August

August Skiing in Colorado

Couloirs, corn snow, and serious cornices in Colorado.

Silverton offers heli drops at their ski area for a relatively measly $159 but they’ve also got heli permits in the Chugach close to Anchorage. They’ve run weeklong trips in the area for private groups for the past few years, and this year they’re opening it up to the public. Silverton’s Aaron Brill says they’re limiting it to 12 people a week, and that the trips are already filling up. http://www.silvertonmountain.com

Heli-Skiing Hot Spots

If heli-skiing isn't at the top of your life list it should be. Here are some of the best places to get the bird.

The surest way to cover your tracks.

Shelter from the Storm

Their backcountry cabin is a secret, illegally situated on government land. But they insist it’s an essential facility to be used in case of emergency. Oh, and it happens to be located among some of the world’s best ski touring. Are they selfish criminals or safety-minded altruists?

Stoup and Garre

Ski the Arctic

Polar explorer Doug Stoup leaves today for seven weeks on skis in the great white north. Part of his itinerary includes guiding 15-year-old Parker Liautaud, the youngest person to attempt to ski to the North Pole.

Bob Mazarei skis Kazakhstan's Tian Shan peaks. Photo by Luca Gasparini

Ski Bum Shots

See Bob Mazarei travel the world, from L.A. to Kazakhstan, for turns.