Big mountain skiing doesn't shut down with the resorts. In fact, thanks to safer snowpacks and longer days, it's just getting going. To inspire you to fire up your quads and join the ski mountaineering club, we've mapped out three starter peaks with whopper-sized vertical drops (try 7,400 feet), tested the latest alpine touring gear, and distilled pinpointed advice from pro alpinists Hilaree O'Neill, Andrew McLean, and Alison Gannett. Whatever else you need to get going can be found in Doug Coombs's overstuffed pack (which we deconstruct on pages 70 and 71) and the nation's top climbing schools (page 68). That's everything but the lungpower—can't help you there.
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Climate change is a reality. But what can we do to stop it? We called on former vice president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Al Gore for some input.
Snow scientists say our ski seasons are getting warmer, wetter, and less snowy. The good news? An opportunity to provoke change.
Proposed EPA regulations will limit carbon pollution, but can they save enough snow to ski?
Court ruling could give Vail Resorts control over both PCMR and Canyons. Powdr Corp. vows to continue to battle.
Guess what? You don’t know this classic ski resort as well as you think you do.
Find out the best places to get outside and play, whether in the snow or on the trails, through this exciting new video series.
Sweet new glades, an innovative lodge, and a friendlier resort-wide vibe highlight a promising makeover at this Colorado classic.
Mike Solimano, the Beast's second-year CEO, talks spring skiing, the revival of the Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge, and why his customers were so mad.
Wine, cheese, and impossibly deep snow in the French Alps.