How to Ski
June 7, 2010
Colorado's Arapahoe Basin closed Sunday, June 6, as the last resort open in the state. The Beach, the Basin's notorious parking lot apres-ski spot, was full and there was plenty of end of season pond skimming to be had. Here are the photos.
April 28, 2010
Pro skier Jeremy Benson recently returned from his first ski trip to Europe. Here are five lessons he learned in the steep-skiing mecca of Chamonix, France—from how to ski steeps to why you sometimes need to wear a harness while skiing.
February 9, 2010
So you want to learn to slide a rail or stomp a big air? You can't just show up in the terrain park and cut to the front of the line. There are rules. We asked Austin Christenson, the manager of the terrain park at New Mexico's Taos Ski Valley, to lay down some guidelines for novices venturing into the park. —Olivia Dwyer
January 27, 2010
On steep slopes, the risks are higher—if you fall, it’s harder to stop. But so are the rewards. Pitches tilted past 40 degrees can be thrilling if you overcome your fears and tackle the terrain confidently. Learn how to self arrest and more. —Hillary Procknow
January 15, 2010
I thought I knew about going fast on ice. I’ve skied the east, after all. But when Audi invited me to go to Austria to drive their cars on ice, I realized I had a lot to learn. Here are some driving tips I picked up while spinning donuts on Austrian ice. —Niall Bouzon
January 5, 2010
There are several legendary inbounds bootpacks in the Western U.S., places where the resort's toughest skiers hike for their turns. Take the Ridge at Bridger Bowl, Taos' Kachina Peak, Jackson Hole's Headwall, or Aspen's Highland Bowl. We spoke to ski patrol at Highlands to find out the best technique for carrying your skis up the bootpack.