Women’s skiing is on the rise. With stars like Ingrid Backstrom, Grete Eliassen, and Rachael Burks, inspiration is plentiful. This winter, from Switzerland to British Columbia, women’s specific ski camps are expanding and the opportunity for female skiers to ski faster, jump bigger, and stomp harder are available everywhere. The following are some of our favorites. –Molly Baker
With summer’s balmy temperatures finally subsiding, yet a few months before the slopes have enough base to strap on the skis, there’s still plenty of time to kick around outside in the low-lying sunlight of autumn. And if you’re a skier who stays fit running or cycling, or both, consider racing cyclocross, both for fitness and fun. By Neal Rogers.