Load up the car to see snow-covered volcanoes, cool desert landscapes, and empty beaches without any of summer's big crowds

Exercising when it's cold can feel tougher than usual. This gear makes it more doable.

This pair has been my favorite for seven years and hundreds of ski days

From a glass-domed train to downhill skiing, these are some of our favorite adventures in our national parks. Bonus: they get you off the beaten path, too.

The items we're using to stay outdoors—and keep cozy when we come in

Made of two types of wool and the most breathable synthetic insulation ever, this is so much more than just a warm midlayer

It feels like you're wearing a pile of sleeping puppies, and the puppies are all dreaming about lambs

Take care of your waterproof soft goods with these expert tips

Welcome to Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes and home to the Boundary Waters. Our 62 Parks Traveler found her own private island at her 28th stop on her quest to visit every national park in the U.S.

This season you're going to want an adventuremobile you can post up in at the base of the ski area. Here are some good ones.

Our advice on which park to visit each month of the year to see peak wildlife, foliage, and flower blooms—and to avoid the crowds

Here's what you need to know if you're in the market to buy this season

Two new studies find performance benefits from high levels of the sunshine vitamin, but they're not the final word

After more than three decades of attempts, there has finally been a winter summit on the Savage Mountain

These three perfect pairs are just as comfortable on the couch as they are outside

Here are the products that got us over the 2020 finish line

These 11 beloved destinations make for ideal cold-weather trips, from soaking in hot springs at Big Bend to cross-country skiing at Rocky Mountain

Our seven picks for cross-country-skiing trail networks that make for perfect, crowd-free winter outings

Know the risks, the terrain, and the gear you need before your maiden voyage into the backcountry

The backcountry is more popular than ever, but that doesn't make it safe

Our writer tested four of the highest-quality down jackets on the market to determine whether they're worth the price

Twenty-three surprising ways to get you inspired for next year and beyond

Fill your thermos and bring these warm mixed drinks along for après-ski, socially distanced happy hours, and cold-weather tailgates

The tour's latest installment, premiering virtually amid the pandemic, comprises four films that show off epic climbs from around the world, but not from the usual suspects

The colder months are the perfect time to visit national parks, with fewer crowds and endless adventure. Stay at one of these dreamy base camps.

Getting outdoors in the winter doesn't have to be miserable. Here, musher Blair Braverman shares her top ten tips for keeping cozy in frigid temperatures.

It's never too cold to ride outside. (Well, almost never.)

Masks, slippers, and shackets—what else do you need?

The Selk'bag is here to help you survive a pandemic winter

A hot beverage can make the difference between enjoying yourself and freezing your ass off on a cold-weather adventure. Here's everything you ever wanted to know about how to use this humble and inexpensive game changer this season.

A study from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center indicated something counterintuitive: experience doesn't always correspond with safety

After a challenging summer and fall, we're all wondering what the ski season has in store. Don't worry: resorts are working hard to open and ensure a safe experience for everyone, and there are plenty of other ways to delight in the white stuff. Here's the lowdown. 

These slackliners explore the limits of humankind high above the ground, under the northern lights.

Stay warm and get outside more during these colder months with smart gear picks

Pull your van or RV into the cheapest slopeside lodging you can find: an overnight parking space

Resort executives are warning customers that skiing will be different this season. I'm here to tell you that "different" means better.

Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place for yourselves. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

Here are the items that are keeping us sane as we head toward winter

This film showcases the newest addition to WNDR Alpine's lineup, the Vital 100

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Don’t let this jacket’s name fool you. Your expedition needn’t take you above the Arctic Circle to warrant the nearly full-body insulative wonder that is the Expedition Long—bitter winter dog walks and snowy hikes are squarely in its wheelhouse. And like everything else Fjällräven puts its name on, the Expedition…

Score peak-season waves no matter how low the mercury goes

Nasty weather shouldn't stop you from getting your run in. Here's what kept our testers warm and comfortable.

What you need to know about navigating the ski season to come

Our writer reflects on the uncertain ski season ahead

Three smart tickets to winter riding fun

Gear to help you appreciate cold-weather riding

Exercise outdoors all winter long with these essentials

Cold weather is no reason to skip your sweat sessions

Kit yourself out for comfort, no matter the journey

Essential auto gear for the season’s worst-case scenarios

Warm, cozy tops for every kind of happy hour

Keep warm this winter by harvesting fuel yourself

Stay warm, dry, and comfortable while eating outdoors, without sacrificing style

Icebreaker socks, T-shirts, and base layers are on sale today

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.

A handful of big insulation brands are suddenly raising the bar for premium down. What changed?

Teton Gravity Research's new ski film 'Make Believe' celebrates those who have created their own version of reality

The continent has entered its long, dark night, but just over the horizon is the question of how to make sure it stays free of COVID-19 once it reopens in August

Layers are the secret to staying warm, dry, and comfortable outdoors. These are the best for every situation.

Ensure your winter gloves last as long as possible with a little TLC

When things go wrong on a ski tour, this is what you should have in your pack

Maximize your backcountry fun with these tips

One lap per hour for as many hours as humanly possible

An impact fund wants to transform Saddleback Mountain, and its surrounding community in Rangeley, Maine, into a skier's paradise. The plan might be a moonshot. But it's also the kind of vision the greater ski industry needs.

Fluorinated glide wax is being banned from elite competitions, and big brands like Swix say they’re searching for environmentally friendly alternatives. But the seductively speedy—and noxious—compounds are unlikely to loosen their grip on the sport anytime soon.

As one of the northernmost settlements on earth, the Norwegian hamlet of Longyearbyen has become a magnet for adventurous souls looking to start a new life. But when an unsettling crime happened, it brought home a harsh reality: in the modern world, trouble always finds you.

After tragedy followed Hugo Sanchez from El Salvador to Canada, he started photographing the northern lights, finding a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky

Author and political consultant Stuart Stevens loves a good sufferfest, so he couldn't resist Border to Border: 420 kilometers of nordic sliding through a country that defines what winter is all about

John Clendenin, hailed as the greatest instructor in the U.S., has some unexpected advice for skiers: forget style, practice a four-word mantra, and get to know your feet

Our guide for which mega ski pass is the best one for you