With pandemic-fueled use on the rise, it’s a good thing trail builders have been busy opening new pathways for you to hike, run, and bike
An avalanche is every backcountry adventurer’s worst nightmare. Know what to do with your beacon in case the worst happens.
We asked 13 major resorts what operational plans are in place for this winter. Their answers ranged from après-ski in a private dome to parking spots you need to reserve.
Are electric vehicles ready for the open road and the backcountry?
There's more at stake now than skiing, but it's OK to be bummed out about it
One person was killed and another seriously injured at Alpine Meadows in California
With collective mega-passes, more direct flights, and super-dialed snow forecasts, it’s never been a better time to plan a destination ski trip. Our up-to-date guide has you covered for packing the most into a weekend getaway.
A ski weekend doesn't have to involve spending hundreds of dollars a night on a fancy slopeside resort. These hostels offer cozy accommodations close to some of North America's best skiing.
From remote wilderness resorts to a ski-in, ski-out hotel, these properties care as much about environmental practices as they do guest amenities
Here's where the pioneering skier sends it when she's not shredding the backcountry
Two men died in one of the worst inbounds avalanches in decades. What happens now?
A slide off Kachina Peak—steep, rowdy terrain at the New Mexico ski resort—buried two men on Thursday
These mountains do way more than just recycle
If there’s anything better than an epic day outside, it’s reliving it over great food and drink. From mountain decks to beachside watering holes, our favorite après spots have mastered Cajun fries, crustaceans, and craft ales.
We talked to climbers, Olympic mountain bikers, musicians, and award-winning chefs about what exactly makes their hometowns so special and fun
Your guide to North America's best skiing. Inbounds and out.
Don't plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.
Plus a few other excellent things I learned at FUZE SW, a food conference you do not want to miss.
After a recent ultramarathon, I wanted to test a new approach to healing my mind and body.
A peeping stroll is not an acceptable last outdoor gasp before winter. Presenting the best active autumn escapes.
With La Niña back and the East Coast on a five-year blizzard streak, we devised the ultimate ski calendar to help you and your family take advantage. From a boot-deep New England Thanksgiving through spring-break corn snow in the Southwest, the outlook is decidedly epic.
Twelve hot tips that, if followed closely, guarantee an epic ski season.
A lifelong fisherman gets his first taste of the hard stuff.
BEST: SEPTEMBEROCTOBER, WHEN THE SAND IS COOL FIRST ENCOUNTER: Sun Spots I can’t tell you if we saw the sun set on the North Rim and rise on the South Rim or if the order was reversed. It doesn’t matter. What I remember is that I was seven…
Healthy. That's the word we kept coming back to. And we don't mean a fit or skinny population; we're talking about a city's cultural vibrancy, economic well-being, and overall quality of life. Presenting our picks for the 10 best cities in America, from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Plus: Our 10 favorite small towns.
The goal: To rank the continent's top ski destinations. The deciding factors: Snow quality and terrain. The judge: Marc Peruzzi, intrepid Colorado-based ski reporter, former Outside staffer, and editor of Skiing magazine, 2003-2008.
Five refreshingly undeveloped resorts
I'm new to the alpine scene and want to get my bearings. Where's the best place in the Rockies to learn how to ski? Brett W. Reston, Va
Dispatches Special: 2006 Ski and Snowboard Report
From the red-rock vistas of Abiquiu to the dunes of White Sands—with a few shots of tequila mixed in—New Mexico is another world. Try these 12 perfect days in the Land of Enchantment. Horseback Riding into the Sunset Cerrillos Twenty miles south of Santa Fe, where the southern Rockies peter…
Thanks to one of the worst droughts in a century, the Southwest’s most thrilling boating of late has been a motorized trip to Cathedral in the Desert, the reemerging sandstone amphitheater in Utah’s man-made Lake Powell. Well, times change, and so does the weather. Suddenly, the big news…
Our big roundup of supercool North American ski hills serves up 20 rides of your life—and tells you where to kick back in style
Majoring in steeps at New Mexico’s Taos Q: I’m getting older and I’d like to learn to ski better. Even if you’ve never been to my home state of Illinois, you probably know there aren’t many ski slopes nearby. I’d like to spend a week to ten…
Go overboard this summer on 32 of North America's wildest waterways