Alpine and backcountry ski gear news and reviews.
All Aboard! ‘Winter Park Express’ Train Tickets on Sale for 2019
Fares for the Winter Park Express start at $29 each way between Denver Union Station and Winter Park Resort.
‘Boardie’ Builds a Better T-Bar: It’s About Time
Boardie is a wider crossbar for existing T-bar systems. It’s a simple idea that makes quite a bit of sense from a skier’s or rider’s perspective.
Up for Grabs: Skier’s Dream Job Comes With Gear, $10K
All the gear, all the travel, and all the pow: It’s everything skiers need a dream job to be. And you get a cool 10 grand to boot.
Trailer: ‘Face of Winter’ a Tribute to Legendary Filmmaker Warren Miller
Warren Miller, a legend of ski cinematography, passed away in January 2018. Now, the company that still carries his name will honor his legacy in film.
Ikon Pass Adds Utah Resorts Solitude, Brighton
With the additions, five Utah resorts are open to holders of the new-for-2018 IKON pass.
Hilaree Nelson Replaces Conrad Anker as TNF Team Captain
Known for impressive ski mountaineering in the Himalayas, Hilaree Nelson will take the role from Conrad Anker, who held the position for 26 years.
Holding an Edge: Pro Ski Racers’ Offseason Workouts
To maintain an edge, U.S. Ski Team alpine racers Resi Stiegler, 32, and River Radamus, 20, both hit the gym hard in the offseason. They shared some workout tips with us, plus gear that gets them by.
Alterra Moves to Acquire Utah’s Solitude Mountain
If you have an Ikon Pass, you just got one mountain richer. Ikon parent Alterra Mountain Company confirmed it’s entering an agreement to purchase Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah.
Carbon & Kevlar: MSR Trekking Poles Survive Alaskan Test
Carbon fiber, Kevlar, and the patented DynaLock adjustable closure combine in the light, compact, sturdy MSR Ascent Pole.
Jesper Tjäder Hits 7 Trees in Amazing Late-Season Ski Edit
Follow one expert skier via GoPro as he navigates an incredibly dense forest short on snow. You won’t find deep powder or wide open bowls here.
Snow Flotation: Black Diamond GlideLite 127 First Look
No edges, non-traditional bindings, no ski boots: The Black Diamond GlideLite is a different way to get around in snowy conditions. We tested them during a late Colorado storm to review how the short and wide skis work.
Longest Ski Tour in the Alps: 1,069 Miles, 36 Days
A team of five skiers trekked the Der Lange Weg route across the mightiest peaks in the European Alps at blazing speed. The route includes 294,108 feet of climbing. Altogether, they were on the move for 375 hours, averaging 30 miles per day.
Do It Yourself: End-of-Season Ski & Snowboard Waxing
Learn how to wax your skis and snowboards after a full season of riding in our guide. For optimal performance, don’t let your skis sit unwaxed in your basement until next season!
7 Spring Sports to Start Now
The joys of spring – rain, snow, and 70 degrees all in the same day – are upon us. What are the best things to do outside in “mud season?” These are some options.
Watch: First Descents From Ripping Monoskier
Rob Enigl has an L1-T12 incomplete spinal cord injury, but he doesn’t let that hold him back. Watch as he carves down groomers, gets serious air, and completes first descents in steep gullies and couliars.
12 Things You Don’t Learn in a Level 1 Avalanche Course
An avalanche one course is a critical way to improve backcountry safety. But it doesn’t teach you everything. An AIARE instructor breaks down 12 skills you should learn that fall outside the scope of an Avi 1 course.
BCA Float 27 Speed Avalanche Airbag Reviewed
The new BCA Float 2.0 system is lighter and more useful than previous versions. We skied with the BCA Float 27 Speed pack during an avalanche course for this review.
Terrifying: Watch Avalanche Rescue From Victim’s Perspective
Watch an avalanche burry one skier in this jarring first-person perspective video. Then, the rescue kicks into gear. Thankfully, everyone was OK.