With a little special gear and some uphill work, snowboarders can enjoy untracked backcountry powder just like a traditional skier with AT gear
Finding the right snowboard boot for your skill level is a matter of balancing performance with comfort. Here are some guidelines to get you outfitted.
Whale Tale, Whoop de Doo, Goofy Foot, Snake Run? Not new hip hop dances--just the lingo of snowboarders carving up the slopes.
The dance of fear and desire. The duel of friction and gravity. The deadlock of speed and security. The first moments of the first morning of the first run. The blind boogie of bumps. The run that never ends. This IS skiing.
Be adventurous, be bold, be outrageous. Grab a single plank and follow your kids to the slopes. You won't be disappointed.
Snowshoe, ski or sled with warmth and confidence this winter.
When it comes to avalanche safety, you can't know too much. Learn how to determine if a slope is safe to ski or climb before you go out.
Some rules of thumb for assessing avalanche danger. Go out prepared.
Skiing the high routes of summer snow is all based on good timing, so forget sleeping in.
Here's a detailed guide to selecting the right ski boot for your skill level and skiing style.
Put that fancy video camera to good use this winter by using it as a ski and snowboard training tool.
Learn how to shift your weight, balance on one foot, and make that smooth arcing turn down the ski slope.
Don't trade mobility for stability by getting caught up in the widetrack stance. A narrow ski stance will put you on the path to expert skiing.
A different type of adventure for visually impaired outdoor-lovers. Katharine Wroth explains.
Witness the Golden Age of snowshoeing, where winter adventure happily collides with comfortable resort escapes designed for the entire family.
You've taken a lesson or two, rented or demoed a few boards, and now consider yourself a dedicated convert. Now, it's time to buy a board, and here's the stuff that will point you in the right direction.
Veteran Austrian skier schools outdoor journalist Andy Dappen on his home snow.