Keeping Workers Living Locally Is the Key to Survival for Our Ski Towns
Meet three organizations working to keep mountain-town families sheltered amid one of the worst housing shortages in history.
Here’s Why Brands are Still Opening Brick and Mortar Stores in the Age of Online Retail
You can't get a free beer when you order skis online. Or get all touchy-feely with that new roof rack you've had your eyes on all summer.
Utah and Colorado Have The World’s Worst Ski Traffic, But I Know How to Fix It
Between I-70 and Little Cottonwood Canyon, whose traffic is the crappiest traffic of all? The answer is yes.
Virtual First Date Ideas for Skiers Who Need the Practice Before the Season Starts
Need to practice your singles line pick-up lines before the season starts? Get started today! All you need is a Bumble match and these tips.
I Thought I knew How to Ski; Then I Raised 3 Ski Racers
Turns out, there's more to skiing than just getting from point A to point B.
50 Years Later, The First Man to Ski the Grand Teton Remembers His ‘Fantastic Adventure’
In 1971, Bill Briggs claimed the first ski descent of Wyoming's giant, the Grand Teton. But the Ivy League grad with a fused hip didn't do it for fame or glory.
How the Effects of Historically Racist Laws Are Still Keeping BIPOC From the Outdoors
History tells us why skiing—and the outdoors in general—lacks diversity. Thanks to the work of dedicated groups, this is slowly changing.
Three Healthy Ski Snacks That Don’t Involve Kale
If you love coffee, gummies, and chocolate but want to be healthy, these three products are made just for you.
It Was the Best Winter Ever, Not In Spite of COVID, But Because of It
Through all of it, we had skiing; regular, by the book, reliable skiing.
Why a Black Racer Quit Skiing and How the Backcountry Lured Him Back
Skiing as a sport didn't work, but skiing as a life is something else altogether
By Teaching Me How to Ski, My Dad Taught Me How to Live
My ski instructor dad never once told me how to live my life. But he did tell me how to ski, and it turns out, the two are kind of one and the same.
For Some Skiers, Drugs and Alcohol Are Fun, But For Me it Was Darker
In a ski town, using drugs and alcohol felt normal—but I was abusing them to cope with something much deeper
The Writer of ‘Aspen Extreme’ Had an Entirely Different Movie in Mind
Patrick Hasburgh, 71, writer and director of 'Aspen Extreme' reminds us that skiing is the easy part—making a movie about it is something else entirely
After Developing the First Freeride Ski 30 Years Ago, Mike Hattrup is Still Working Towards Perfection
In 1991, Mike Hattrup tested the original K2 Extreme at Squaw Valley. Now, Hattrup returns to California to develop the next Fischer Ranger ski.
Enter the Outside and Proud Photo Contest
Show your pride outside during the month of June for a chance to win $2,300 in prizes
We Can Learn A Lot From the First Photo Shoot Featuring All BIPOC Skiers and Photographers
Skiing and snowboarding’s first Black professional photographer, Stan Evans, talks about how changing faces can change the game
What Are All These Badass Women Doing Way Out In the Desert This Week?
The pioneering women's mountain biking event kicks off its second running this week in the Utah desert.
How a Generation of Skiers Was Robbed of Rollerblading—And What Brought it Back
For 35 years, skiing has had a convoluted kinship with inline skating. That's changing now.
How Mindfulness Practices Can Give You That Pow Day Bliss Every Day
Whether you believe in it or not, mindfulness is a thing. Here’s how to get some.
How I Explain Ski Touring to My Indian Grandmother
I love skiing and the skiing community, but I have always been aware that as a person of color and an immigrant’s son, I stood out.
Help These Craft Breweries Protect the Wilderness by Drinking Their Beer
Dogfish Head and Athletic Brewing have teamed up with a number of great organizations to keep the backcountry in better shape going forward.
These Non-Alcoholic Après Bevvies Won’t Screw Up Your Skiing the Next Day
Whether you’re waiting for dry July or just feel the need to take some time off from drinking, keep these drinks on your radar.
Don’t Tell My Bucket List, But I’m Too Scared to Ski Alaska
Long heralded as skiing’s proving ground, Alaska kind of definitely intimidates me.
From Getting There to Gearing Up, This Instructor is Getting—and Keeping—BIPOC Skiers On the Slopes
For Annette Diggs, a love of skiing turned into a personal mission to help more women of color feel welcome on the mountain.
These 6 Gems From Warren Miller Remind Us What Skiing is All About
To reconnect with Warren's signature blend of sarcasm and nostalgia is a joy; to discover it for the first time is revelatory.
I Owe My Life of Skiing to Glen Plake’s Mohawk (And a Few Others)
The freeskiing faction of our sport proudly dubbed itself a “counter-culture”—erecting a giant, collective middle finger to "the system."
The Real Ski Town Epidemic is All These Dang Roundabouts
As if the Bavarian villages and cobblestone walkways aren’t enough, now we have to suffer through nonintersections the French invented
This Independent Brick and Mortar Ski Shop Continues to Thrive Thanks to Family
Zac and Luke Larsen took over The Lifthouse in 2012 from their father, and the place is still proudly independent and running strong.
Sorry, But You Missed Colorado’s Women-Only Naked Backcountry Mission
This spring, 22 women hiked up to the top of Bluebird Backcountry’s West Bowl, stripped down, and got down.
Mrs. Robinson’s Seriously Retro Fanny Pack is Full of Ski Secrets
People flip her crap for skiing with a hard-boiled egg, but sometimes you need a quick protein boost—and a little tequila.
A Pro Skier’s Go-To Foods for Big Mountain Missions
Hadley Hammer skips the energy bars in favor of real foods that pack a punch.
Why I Haven’t Missed a Season of Ski Instructing in 54 Years
In his more than five decades on the slopes, ski instructor Chip Lambert has had a front-row seat to the development of our sport.
These Skis Use Cutting Edge Design to Make Après Easier Than Ever
A famed Colorado ski resort is going all-in on a new line of skis made specifically for those who love moguls and martinis.
How Anti-LGBTQ+ Legislation in Mountain States Will Harm Ski Communities
State legislators in 2020 considered a historic total of 80 anti-trans bills, including many in mountain states.
The Snow Report with Halley O’Brien: Season Finale
Welcome to SKI Mag’s The Snow Report Show with Halley O’Brien. Tune in weekly to get the scoop on weather, what’s trending, gear, beer and other witty winter banter.
Telemark Skier, Why Are You The Way That You Are?
We've been talking, and we're a little worried about you. And also your knees.
Like Fly Fishing? These Films Will Get You Psyched For Spring
From New England to British Columbia to Kamchatka, this year's Fly Fishing Film Tour treads on similar terrain and stoke as ski movies.
Access to Skiing Is Not Equal—He Has a Plan to Change That
On skis since he was a toddler, Quincy Shannon wants to share his love for skiing with the BIPOC community and make it easier for them to experience it for themselves.
What It’s Like to Be a Black Ski Mountaineer in Bend, Oregon
In the midst of the George Floyd murder trial, Bend, OR's Mallory Duncan reflects on a ski tour that changed everything.
Hey Super Fast Straightlining Guy: You’re Completely Missing the Point
Turning is the apex of the ski experience, and I can prove it with science.
Why Skiers Give the Best Business Advice
Building a future that is sustainable economically and ecologically for generations to come is an urgent project that demands the best from all of us.
How I Stopped Worrying and (Might) Let My Kid Snowboard
Thanks to Natural Selection, I am questioning many life decisions and texting a broad swath of friends, both snowboarders, and skiers, and wondering—did I blow it?
Aspen Highlands Has a New Ski Patrol Director, But This Isn’t Her First Rodeo
Patrol veteran Lori Spence slated to become Aspen Highlands Ski Patrol’s first female director
The Youngest Woman to Ski the Grand Teton is Now the Peak’s Youngest Guide
At 26, McGlashon is Exum’s youngest ski guide and one of only five female guides at North America’s oldest guiding company.
Dear Guy Who Cut the Lift Line On Our First Powder Day in Months
Those stains on your jacket are scorch marks from our eye lasers shot into your back.
How Skiing’s Whiteness Has Affected Me, and How We Can Change It
For one black skier, the mountains won't be a welcoming place for everyone until we all put in the work.
Five BIPOC Outdoor Enthusiasts to Follow on Instagram Right Now
Fitness influencer Mirna Valerio is learning to ski at 44 and couldn't be happier. Here's where she gets her inspiration.
This Community Organization Needs Your Help to Diversify Skiing
Share Winter Foundation breaks down barriers to get more BIPOC skiing, but they can't do it alone.
Gourmet To-Go: Best Local Food in Vermont’s Mad River Valley
Some of the best places to get locally-sourced food during a ski trip to Sugarbush, Mad River Glen, and beyond.
Inside the Elan Ski Factory
Photos from the factory located in Begunje, Slovenia
Born in Ski Towns, Made for Ski Bums
Locally innovated gear that keeps you out on the snow in style, while supporting the businesses that make ski towns thrive.
In Memoriam: John Fry
Remembering skiing’s great late historian.
Want an Insider’s View of the Outdoor Industry?
Here’s a special offer from our sister brand, The Voice, that will give you a peek behind the curtain of the brands that you love.
The Instant Coffee Taste Test
Not all instant coffee is terrible, but some brews are definitely better than others.
How to Keep the Ski Season Going When Lifts Stop Spinning
Five ideas to keep skiers occupied when they can’t be on the slopes.
Style: Winter’s Wool
Mother Nature’s best performance wear is cozy, casual, and oh-so-warm from slopes to lodge.
Style: Sideline Chic
It’s World Cup season. Support the U.S. ski teams with apparel and accessories that show your true colors.
Women's Winter Leggings
Comfy thermal leggings designed to withstand the elements.
2020 Editors' Choice Gear
Our editors used, abused, and reviewed a lot of gear this season. Here's what stood out on a trip to Sun Valley.
Best Women's Active Sandals
Summer in the mountains calls for all-terrain sandals that will take you everywhere you want to go this summer—and you'll look good doing it.
Essential Gear for Summer Skiing
Whether you’re touring in the high country or lapping the lift at Squaw, these gear pieces complete off-season skiing adventures.
Snug in Sherpa: Women's Mountain Style
Cozy layers for winter days and beyond.
Between the Lines
Some great books about skiing.
SKI's Mountain Home Gift Guide 2019
Nostalgic and chic gifts for the skiers and Mountain Lovers on your list.
Our Favorite Causal Jackets for Guys
Don't risk ruining precious Gore-Tex at the bar and wear one of these jackets after skiing instead.
Natural fibers and autumn colors pair perfectly with weekends at the lodge.
Stars and Stripes: Olympic Style
Show Your Pride With Patriotic Colors and Patterns in a Vintage-Inspired Nod to Our Olympic Past.
Mountain Home Holiday Gift Guide
A curated collection for the mountain minded, just in time for the giving season.
Elevate your après game this season with unique, high-fashion pieces that stand out from the crowd.
See the Light, Not the Glare
Shred’s new lens technology is poised to shake things up for consumers.
Gear Guide 2018: Men's Shells
These non-insulated ski kits are made for active days in the elements.
Gear Guide 2018: Women's Shells
Lightweight and ready for action: Our preferred non-insulated kits for this ski season.
Gear Guide 2018: Women's Hot Shots
Don't get cold on the lift this season. Get a new outerwear kit instead.
Gear Guide 2018: Men's Hot Shots
Always cold? Banish the shivers in an insulated ski kit and stay out to play longer.
Into the Woods
Rustic comfort for your weekend ski-cabin forays.
Ode to the Simple Joy of Summer Ski Maintenance
The days of summer ski maintenance might be behind me, but the simple act of putting wax to bases recalls the sheer joy of my youth.
Spring Style: Neon Strikes Back
Nothing says spring on the slopes like neon. You’re welcome.
Buyers Guide 2017 | Slope Style
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