Articles by Chris Outcalt - Ski Mag

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.

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.

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.

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.