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Skiing Ja-Pow: Chasing Winter in Remote Japan

Our headlights ignite a furious vortex of snowflakes that races toward the windshield of our little Toyota HI eight-passenger van as we speed into the night and the thickening storm ahead. The road beyond the falling snow is barely distinguishable from the massive banks of white on either side of it, carved from the landscape…

Yurts, Yogis, and Cowboys: Skiing Away From the Modern World

It’s still dark, but I can hear him wrestling with the fire. I struggle, halfway between dreams and consciousness. It’s a late night, spent envisioning the wolf outside sniffing our yurt. We haven’t seen any wolves or any of their traces, but I can’t help my imagination—at night, it finds the wolf. In the morning…

Got a Day Job to Get Back To? Nature Doesn’t Care.

There is such thing as too much nature, and this is what it looks like. That thought flashes through my mind as I wallow like a mired hippo in the bottomless snow. After losing speed on my splitboard in a spot where the angle flattens under piles of unsettled powder, I’m now hopelessly stuck. I…

Watch Skiers Come Face-to-Face With a Snow Leopard

While leading a group of skiers through delectably deep snow in northern India—the region’s unique “curry powder”—backcountry ski guide David Marchi nearly collided with one of the rarest of the big cats, a snow leopard. Fortunately, the next skier, Australian Owen Lansbury, had a video camera mounted on his helmet and captured the scene moments…

Viral Skiing Video Captures Parents’ Nightmare—Here’s How to Survive a Tree Well

It’s every skiing parent’s nightmare—you finally get your little dude or dudette skiing powder in the woods when they go flying headfirst into a breath-smothering tree well. That’s exactly what happened to Winston Goss and his son Ethan. As seen in the video above, Ethan falls into a shallow tree well at Brundage Mountain Resort…

Skiers Continue to Get Caught in Avalanches. Here’s Why They Overlook the Dangers.

On January 13, at around 4 p.m., a French schoolteacher from the Lycée Saint Exupéry in Lyon escorted a group of teenage students past a ski patrol fence at the Les Deux Alpes ski resort and onto a temporarily closed run called Bellecombe. In the week leading up to January 13, about a foot of…

Explore Mont Blanc Like a Superstar Athlete with Google’s New Street View

Ever dreamed of skiing iconic Mont Blanc, or climbing or even running to its summit? Why not do it today? Building on the recent Street View project that mapped the vertical walls of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Google has just released an immersive and interactive Street View of Mont Blanc. The world-famous peak is considered ground…

Where to Ski This El Niño Winter

After months of speculation, El Niño has arrived—and it’s poised to be one of the strongest on record. Resorts throughout the U.S. West have been hammered by powerful storms that have produced the best early-season conditions they’ve seen in years. The question is, Where to ski? Look no further. We’ve put together the definitive guide…

Watch: Skier’s Gravity-Defying Descent Makes ‘Powder’ History

Last weekend at the annual Powder magazine awards and soiree, 25-year-old skier Angel Collinson became the first woman to win the coveted Line of the Year award. Her winning ski descent in Alaska’s Neacola Mountains appears in the Teton Gravity Research film Paradise Waits. The Salt Lake City–based skier also won Best Female Performance and…

Video: Skiing the Solar Eclipse in Arctic Norway

It was the coldest I’d ever felt, but I only needed to last a couple of more minutes. Then frostbite or starvation or the apocalypse or whatever was going to take me could do so. As the moon eclipsed the entirety of the sun, my fingers and toes screamed through layers of neoprene, down, synthetic,…