So you want to learn to slide a rail or stomp a big air? You can't just show up in the terrain park and cut to the front of the line. There are rules. We asked Austin Christenson, the manager of the terrain park at New Mexico's Taos Ski Valley, to lay down some guidelines for novices venturing into the park. —Olivia Dwyer
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.