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

20 images of Idaho that’ll make you glad it’s winter

by Ray J. Gadd

Watch this dude shred the NYC blizzard right through Times Square

by Colin Heinrich

14 facts that make Snowmass the perfect ski mountain

by Steve Alldredge

Winter weather + hot springs = a perfect day in Idaho

by Hot Springs Guy

Check this crazy Colorado squad winter camping in some gnarly windchill

by Brian Lewis

15 epic ways to spend winter in Alaska

by Joe Baur

New Mexico might just be the most underrated winter destination. Here’s proof.

by Nick Pachelli

Idaho might just be the most underrated winter destination in America. Here’s why.

by Hailey Hirst

Beyond the slopes: 7 creative ways to get the best out of winter in Idaho

by Kristen Bor

10 reasons you NEED to visit Western Montana this winter

by Ben Adkison

13 signs you view travel like a snowboarder

by Tim Wenger

Speedriding combines skis, a paragliding wing, and a mountain. And it’s unreal.

by Ailsa Ross

Know a 4th or 5th grader in Michigan? Here’s how they ski or board free all winter this year.

by Cathy Brown

Watch this guy turn the city of Montreal into a snowboarding trick course

by Matt Hershberger

9 undeniable reasons your next ski destination needs to be Banff

by James Frazier Garland

Ski the desert: How to earn your turns in the Nevada backcountry

by Spencer Cordovano

20 things you didn’t know about Sun Valley, ID

by Kitt Doucette

This video will convince you Japan has the raddest skiing on Earth

by Rory Moulton
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