Alpine and backcountry ski gear news and reviews.
I Skied With an Exoskeleton: ROAM Elevate First Look
The ROAM Elevate is a robotic exoskeleton for skiing. I was one of the first people outside the brand to try it.
Arc’teryx Academy: Backcountry Classes From Pro Guides, Athletes
Arc’teryx hosts three academies every year: backcountry ski touring, rock climbing, and alpine adventures. I attended the Backcountry Academy in Wyoming last week to learn how Arc’teryx educates and entertains thousands of people each year.
Watch Cody Townsend Descend Narrow Couloir on Snow Blades
Cody Townsend and his crew take a new spin on a popular descent in Nevada — Terminal Cancer. They drop in the narrow chute on snow blades, a monoski, and one man does it fully nude!
Breaking Down Kilian Jornet’s 24-Hour Uphill Record Gear
Last week, Kilian Jornet did what he does best, crushing the 24-hour record for vertical gain. This is the kit he used to do it.
Sweet Protection Jumps Head-First Into Snow Goggles
The brand Sweet Protection, known for snow sports and whitewater helmets, launched goggles for 2019.
Custom Skis Rising: 4 Booming Brands of Boutique Skis
By definition, custom ski brands will never be the next big thing. But handmade and boutique ski shops provide a personalized experience and aesthetic that more and more skiers want.
Phantom Lens: 3 Optical Issues Bollé Solved in a Ski Goggle
Longstanding brand Bollé is bringing Phantom — its most powerful light-adaptive technology — to 17 ski goggle models this season.
‘The Art Of The Turn’: Watch a Ski Racer Fly
Victor Muffat-Jeandet is an Olympic medalist and one of the fastest and most powerful skiers in the world. This slow-motion carving and skiing video captures what he does best.
The Biggest Lines in the World: History of Freeride Video
Watch phenomenal big-mountain skiing, and top-notch cinematography to back it, in ‘Twenty: An Accidental History of Freeride.’ Just be prepared for jaw-dropping lines and very close calls.
Custom Skis: Why You Should Consider Buying a Pair
Custom skis can help you become a better skier and cost less than you think. We got in touch with Romp Skis out of Crested Butte, Colo., to learn more.
Cody Townsend to Ski All 50 Classic Descents in North America: Watch
Nobody has ever skied all 50 classic ski descents in North America. Cody Townsend plans to do just that. This video kicks off a series with a descent off Denali.
Goodbye Snowmobiles, Hello Skizee? Meet the Miniature Motor for Skiers
The thrill of downhill skiing on flat ground: That’s one premise of the Skizee, a wacky winter invention.
Best Women’s Bibs for Skiing & Snowboarding
Once you feel the freedom of drop-seat bibs, it’s hard to go back to traditional ski pants. These are the best women’s ski and snowboard bibs on the market right now.
Pow! REI Offers Lift Ticket Discounts at Mammoth, Snowbird, Killington, More
Apparently, REI doesn’t just discount outdoor apparel. REI co-op members can now score big price cuts on lift tickets at ski areas around the country.
Big-Mountain Night Skiing By Aerial Flare Is Inherently Awesome
This video has both impressive skiing and mind-blowing filmmaking. The whole mountain is cast in a red glow, and there’s some stellar skiing to go with it.
High-Speed, Big-Air Tricks: Watch Faction Collective Park Montage
Faction Skis’ team riders know how to launch. This silky edit is sure to stoke the park flame heading into the weekend.
Ski Expedition Gone Wrong: Cody Townsend Struggles at 6,500 Meters
Cody Townsend and Chris Rubens had big plans to ski big lines in the Himalayas. But altitude sickness got in the way big time. Watch this intimate look at suffering and success at high altitude.
Slope Chauffeur: Liftopia Offers Bus Service for Skiers
Plus, a discounted ski lift ticket is included if you need one. But you can cut out that cost if you already have a season pass.