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

33 things you’ll never hear someone say in Sun Valley, ID

by Cody Forest Doucette
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7 badass women who changed snowboarding forever

by Sarah Park
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8 vital tips for the beginning snowboarder

by David Miller

22 necessities to pack for any winter adventure

by Tucker Patton

7 life lessons your kids will learn on the mountain this winter

by David Miller

WATCH: skier Cody Townsend cheat death in terrifying steep and narrow chute

by Morgane Croissant
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Watch and learn from this snowboarder’s inspiring words and lines

by Rory Moulton

13 dead giveaways you grew up snowboarding

by Rory Moulton

Check these snowboarders killing it in ridiculous ‘nipple deep’ powder

by Rory Moulton
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30 images of Sun Valley that will get you fired up for winter

by Cody Forest Doucette

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Bring the kids

by Sarah Menzies

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: The Village

by Sarah Menzies

Insider’s Guide to Whistler: Off-mountain activities

by Sarah Menzies

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

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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