Snow

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

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Epic skiing and riding

by Sarah Menzies
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13 rookie signs it’s your first Colorado ski season

by Rory Moulton

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Plan your trip

by Sarah Menzies

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Off-mountain activities

by Sarah Menzies

What it’s like to cause an avalanche…and then ski through it

by Matt Hershberger
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On winning the “Wrangle the Chute” ski contest: Kicking Horse, BC

by Dylan Siggers
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Skiing the northernmost mountains in the world: Svalbard, Norway

by Will Wissman
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Powder Mountain ski mission: Waist-deep in Utah’s finest

by Yancy Caldwell
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8 reasons you need to see Quebec in the winter

by Sarah Park
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What it looks like to ski the greatest snow on Earth

by Yancy Caldwell

Powder for Powder, ep. 5: Heli-skiing Haines, Alaska

by Wyatt Caldwell

Powder for Powder, ep. 4: Arctic Man

by Yancy Caldwell

Powder for Powder, ep. 3: Tailgate Alaska

by Wyatt Caldwell

Versus Alberta: 4 winter adventures in the Canadian Rockies

by Joshywashington

11 epic winter adventures in Utah that don’t require a lift ticket

by Sarah Park

Powder for Powder, ep. 2: ALCAN adventure

by Wyatt Caldwell

How to spend a perfect winter weekend in Breckenridge, CO

by Brian DiFeo

Powder for Powder, ep. 1: Monashee mission

by Wyatt Caldwell
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