Snowsports include all forms of skiing, snowboarding, and an ever increasing progression of offshoots and hybrids such as jibbing (riding urban features such as benches or rails, adopted from skateboarding) and speedracing.

While much of skiing and snowboarding takes place in designated ski areas or resorts, backcountry or sidecountry (sometimes known as slackcountry) skiing / snowboarding is closer to the roots of skiing, literally using skis and / or a combination of snowshoes or a spiltboard setup as a method of travel, of traversing terrain.

Advances in technology, equipment, and the incorporation of sky sports skills such as paragliding and B.A.S.E. jumping, have pushed modern skiing and snowboarding into a realm that previously existed only in people’s imaginations: literally flying down mountains, launching off cliffs hundreds of feet tall, and soaring over valleys and glacial features.

Snow Articles

Meet the teenagers on Canada’s First Nations Snowboard team

by Amanda Machado

Shredding in Austria: Snowboard, Ski and Skate

by Blaze Nowara

Warning: This ridiculous POV footage of ski-basing could make you airsick

by Rory Moulton

Who needs a terrain park? Watch freeskier Sage Cattabriga-Alosa get jibby on snow-packed trees

by Rory Moulton

Watch: Feel the uphill burn and downhill bliss of ski-mountaineering the Grand Teton

by Rory Moulton

Watch: These freeskiers find BC’s sickest backcountry stashes

by Rory Moulton

Watch: This crew tricked out an old fire truck and created the ultimate ski-mobile to find powder in Iran

by Cathy Brown

This video proves you don’t need to speak Japanese to understand how sick the snowboarding is in Japan

by Rory Moulton

These skiers poach some seriously deep backcountry powder in Europe

by Rory Moulton

This pro snowmobiler from Minnesota just crushed downtown St. Paul like it was his personal playground

by Cathy Brown

Watching this artsy ski flick will be the coolest 2.5 minutes of your day

by Rory Moulton

Watch these skiers create new lines all over urban Idaho

by Rory Moulton

Damien Hobgood pulls off a California Double

by Matador Media House

Watch these snowboarders tear through an empty waterpark

by Cathy Brown

Finally, a superhero we can all believe in: Ski Man

by Rory Moulton

8 Salt Lake City skiers and boarders who are taking it to the next level

by Colin Heinrich

How Club Med is creating the perfect ski experience

by Gareth Leonard

8 compelling reasons to go all-inclusive for your next ski trip

by Matt Hershberger
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