Ski/Snow

Ice Climbing 101: What You Need to Know

Ice Climbing 101: What You Need to Know

For those not fortune enough to live in an area with mountains and a winter season, the idea of grabbing an axe, attaching some spikes to the bottom of your shoes, and scaling a frozen waterfall seems like something from a movie. But it’s actually more do-able than most people [...]

6 Nordic Hut to Hut Trips of North America

6 Nordic Hut to Hut Trips of North America

A back-country, hut to hut ski trip is a great way to experience nature during a season that most people are indoors. While sleeping in a tent during the dead of winter might not sound fun (depending on who you are), these hut to hut trips come equipped with heated [...]

So You Want to Start Telemark Skiing…

So You Want to Start Telemark Skiing…

And why not? For more than 150 years, winter enthusiasts have been drawn to Telemark skiing. This hybrid activity combines the free-heel technique of cross-country skiing with the high speeds and steep slopes

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

Though the practice of ice climbing dates back to 19th century European mountaineering techniques, the activity has generated a sizable following in the United States. Here are some of the premium ice-climbing locales found west of the Atlantic.

An Artistic Solution to the Everest Garbage Crisis

An Artistic Solution to the Everest Garbage Crisis

In the six decades since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay Sherpa completed the first successful summit of Mount Everest, more than 4,000 daring souls have followed in their footsteps. Unfortunately, the high volume of climbing expeditions has taken a toll on the

8 Completely Insane Fall and Winter Sports

8 Completely Insane Fall and Winter Sports

Hockey and American football certainly have their brutal moments. But for all of the bone-crunching spectacle, both sports pale in comparison to some of the other athletic competitions held during the fall and winter months around the world.

Summer vs. Winter Mountain Climbing: The 6 Differences

Summer vs. Winter Mountain Climbing: The 6 Differences

Whether it’s an easy day hike or a week long trek, climbing to the top of a mountain is one of the best experiences this world has to offer. Choosing a mountain to climb can be an arduous experience depending on the size, difficulty and location, but the decisions don’t [...]

Two Snowboarders Rescued on Mt. Rainier, Sense of Humor Intact

Derek Tyndall and Thomas Dale weren’t shy about how they survived two very cold nights on Mt. Rainier. “There was a little bit of spooning,” Dale told reporters on Tuesday evening, hours after rescue teams were able to locate the men and transport them to safety. “I’m not going to [...]

8 Best Countries/States to Ski Powder

8 Best Countries/States to Ski Powder

A fresh canvas of untouched snow laying in front of you and waiting to be torn apart by your skis is an absolutely gorgeous sight. Hunks of snow shooting up into your face around every turn

8 Hut-to-Hut Ski Trails for Overnight Skiers

8 Hut-to-Hut Ski Trails for Overnight Skiers

Nothing can keep a true adventurer from responding to the allure of a multi-day backpacking trip in the American wilderness. There’s something within hikers that compels them to blister their feet, burn out their legs,