Alpine and backcountry ski gear news and reviews.
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.
Atomic’s Latest Ski Boot Is Mobile Coach, Talks to Your Phone
The Atomic Hawx Connected ski boot uses sensors to provide real-time feedback on your mad skiing skills.
Watch: Tom Wallisch Skis Playground and Concrete in Urban Edit
Tom Wallisch and Khai Krepela are late for school. Their mode of travel is skis. Watch them rip through town in this awesome urban edit.
Skier Killed By Avalanche During Safety Course in Colorado
Two avalanches engulfed six backcountry skiers in Upper Senator Beck Basin, killing one.
World’s Most Popular Ski Touring Boot Is About to Get More Powerful
The Scarpa Maestrale XT adds more stiffness to one of the best backcountry ski boots on the market.
Magnetic Skis: G3 Has ‘Ah-Ha!’ Moment With New FINDr
Hold a pair of G3’s newest skis next to each other, and magnetic edges make them snap together for easy carry. Why didn’t we think of this years ago?
Video: How Hand-Built Custom Skis Are Made
From ski shape to layering wooden boards, learn how one custom ski-maker, Wagner Custom Skis, handmakes skis in Telluride, Colo.
Beginner Tutorial: 10 Skiing Hacks Video
Ski more, master lift lines, and spend less time on the ground with these 10 skiing hacks.
Which Avalanche Course Is Right for You?
Each year, millions of skiers and snowboarders head into the North American backcountry. These avalanche classes give them the education to stay safe.
Ski Waxers: Three Ways You’re Wrecking Your Bases
Do you wax skis at home? It’s easier than you may think to screw it up.
Skier Stereotypes Video: Which One Are You?
Do you like to spray snow? Or bomb down the hill like a ski racer? This video points out some classic skier types.