Chris Outcalt

The Hermanator, Beaver Creek

It’s Hard to Blame 37-year-old Hermann Maier For Retiring

He won two Olympic gold medals, experienced one of the most horrific crashes in racing history, and nearly lost a leg in a motorcycle accident. The Austrian bricklayer turned ski legend won 54 World Cup races and four overall World Cup titles. In October, Hermann Maier announced his retirement. Here are six takes on what his career meant to skiers.

Barenaked Ladies

Vail Snow Daze

EVE 6 and a few other more well known bands, like the Barenaked Ladies, are playing free shows in Vail this week and weekend.

Jeremy Transue

32 Random Questions with U.S. Ski Team Member Jeremy Transue

Transue can do a 360, enjoys old Warren Miller movies, and likes to listen to the Vermont-based jam band Strangefolk before he races. We chatted with him during a pre-World Cup training day at Copper.

Sweetgrass Productions: Signatures

The Show Goes On

The Boulder Adventure Film Festival enters year five this weekend, months after its founder died climbing in China.

Stoic Apparel

Backcountry.com Launches New Apparel Brand

An army of opinionated web surfers help develop a new clothing line.

Alta Backcountry

Safely Shred the Wasatch Backcountry

Utah Mountain Adventures and the Alta Lodge team up to offer three backcountry skiing clinics this season.

Freeze 2009

Big Air at a Power Plant

A bunch of freeskiers spent Halloween weekend hitting a giant kicker at a London power plant. What’d you do this weekend?

Stormy Day

Early Season Storm Pummels Colorado, Parts of Utah

We caught up with Mike Meyers, a science and operations officer at the National Weather Service, to find out where the snow from this early season storm is piling up and whether this means we’re in for a snowy winter.

Niseko Powder

Powder Camp in Japan

Join H20, an Alaska-based guiding company, in January for a week of powder skiing at the world’s second snowiest resort.

Two Plank's Declaration

Skiers Declare Their Existence

Two Plank’s 4th ski film is on tour.

Hermann Maier GS Pic

He Won't Be Back

Change of plans since last week: The Hermanator decides to call it quits after 13 years of World Cup racing.

North American Wife Carrying National Championship

Win Your Wife's Weight in Beer

Head to Sunday River, Maine, this weekend to compete in the North American Wife Carrying Championship—a battle of strength, endurance, and ridiculousness.

Hermann Maier GS Pic

He’ll Be Back

The Hermanator announces his plans to return to World Cup racing seven months after having knee surgery.

Motorola Two-Way MR350R Radio

Win a Pair of Motorola Radios

Been lost? Share your best story about getting that way while skiing and you could win a pair of Motorola radios and, maybe, save yourself from future embarrassment.