Despite rising costs, surging crowds, and shorter winters, people still flock to the mountains. What keeps us coming back?
Last winter a ski-patrollers union in Park City, Utah, made headlines for its standoff against Vail Resorts over wages. The dust has since settled on negotiations, but the conversations they sparked about what ski-industry workers deserve may just be getting started.
A good cry can be therapeutic and can even better connect you with others. Let’s stop shaming it.
After a lifetime of prudishness, our writer tries to become one of those people who bares it all in the great outdoors
In the past two years, Americans have become disenchanted with work, leading to major strikes and what is being called the Great Resignation. But what if there was a better way? This writer went looking for that ever elusive work-life balance, learning how to get outside more and stress less.
Fitness comes and goes. Allow Glen Plake to make a case for prioritizing style—that elusive athletic skill that endures.
All over the West, a housing crisis is causing workforce shortages, crippling local businesses, and threatening the culture and existence of mountain towns as we know them. But amid the doom and gloom, some people are fighting for solutions.
Your field guide to swiping for a soulmate
Living in a remote mountain town made him irresistible to curious dudes—and got me wondering why we assign so much importance to where people are from
They don’t need to be huge—just big enough to store all your gear and all your dreams
Personal-finance guru Mr. Money Mustache breaks down how Outside readers can stop wasting hard-earned cash on expensive gear and trips and start putting it toward real freedom: the financial kind
It’s not just the gear purchases—it’s how we think about the future. Here’s the Outside guide to getting your financial $hit together, no selling out required.
A genre-defining trail bike is now even more versatile—and even more fun
He’s not only one of the fastest cyclists in the country—he’s also one of the sport’s most outspoken champions for diversity. But his mission has morphed into the greatest moon shot of all: to bring bike racing to the American masses.
Keep the adventures going through the changing seasons with these smart staples
This versatile cool-weather piece packs down crazy small, insulates above its weight, and changes the question of "Should I pack it?" to "Why not?"
The company's brand-new SB115 evolved from its super-capable SB100 cross-country model. The latest rendition is even more versatile and well suited to being an everyday trail bike for many.
Many of us have long dismissed this gentle, approachable activity for more adrenaline-pumping forms of exercise. We've been missing out—big-time.
Post something anti-racist instead. Better yet, do something anti-racist instead.
Ten stoke-inducing products for mixed-terrain cycling that came out in 2019
Last spring, Outside's features editor watched pro mountain biker Paul Basagoitia's documentary about the spinal-cord injury he sustained at Red Bull Rampage. Ahead of its HBO release this month, she and her partner viewed it again after their own life-altering experience.
Last month, the university banned the Outing Club on the grounds that activities like backpacking and canoeing were too risky. But the students aren't about to disband without a fight.
European resorts are pushing battery-powered trail machines hard. Can they override traditional mountain biking culture?
Climbers typically have little understanding of basic training principles. And changing that will unleash a whole new breed of alpine expert.
Fast, furious, and under-the-radar, short track mountain bike racing offers something for everyone
You train to race outside. We get it. But to go your fastest—and stay your healthiest—you might just need to enter the gym.
"Booch" is fermented non-alcoholic tea. Can it become the party drink of a much healthier future?