Steep-skiing boundary breaker Hilaree Nelson dishes on her formative years and staying rooted at 8,000 feet

On September 30, 2018, Hilaree Nelson, 46, along with partner Jim Morrison, made the first ski descent of Nepal’s 27,940-foot Lhoste. But this achievement was far from Nelson’s first when it comes to pushing limits of ski mountaineering.

Six supplements to aid in muscle recovery and boost energy

When it comes to determining their liquid diet for a day in the skintrack, tourers have historically broken nutritional choices into two categories: pre-ski coffee and post-ski beer. And while the a.m. caffeine kick and après libations will always have a place in skiing and riding culture, there are other offerings that can help you […]

Jeff Engerbretson passes down his exploration ethos

For Amie and Jeff Engerbretson, the search for powder is a family affair. Amie, 31, who was raised in Lake Tahoe, Calif. by her professional-skiing father, Jeff, 54, grew up thinking that it was normal to make a career out of winter sports. In the winter of 1986/87, Jeff began his pro-skiing career and in 1986 starred in a travel TV show Inside Skiing that took him around the world.

Jim Harris: the optimistic adventurer

Freeskier and photographer Kalen Thorien loves the open road—she even has the word “wanderer” inscribed in ink on her fingers as a testament to her travel inclinations.

With the new Recon skis, Black Diamond doubles down on their Helio Line

Black Diamond released their carbon Helio skis in 2016 and, since then, the award-winning line has undergone changes to become lighter and stronger.

Passport, Check: Globetrotting guide Steve Banks talks International Travel

Crested Butte, Colo.-based guide Steve Banks takes the “I” in his IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations) certification to heart. So far, he’s visited eight different countries for ski guiding, with many repeat stamps in his passport to his favorite locations.

After four years in the making, Vermont ski film Leave Nice Tracks to be released

For the Vermont-based Rochester/Randolph Area Sports Trails Alliance (RASTA), their film journey’s been a long one, but one now close to its debut. Editor in Chief Lucy Higgins first chatted with the men behind the film, Marius Becker, Dan Crienza and Kyle Crichton, in 2015 as they began documenting the alliance’s mission to develop a purpose-built backcountry ski network in the central Green Mountains of Vermont.

The Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival kicks off its 15th year

On October 25, the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival celebrates its 15th year in Boise, Idaho with another round of films geared toward documenting the human-powered backcountry experience. At each show, Backcountry Film Festival Manager Melinda Quick says that viewers will be able to enjoy subject matter ranging from the topics of climate change to issues of accessibility in the backcountry

Watch Utah locals log summer turns down Little Cottonwood Canyon’s Suicide Chute

On July 10, photographer Steve Lloyd and snowboarder Justin Morgan decided to take advantage of the unseasonably thick snowpack in the Utah’s Wasatch Mountains and tag one of the more aesthetic lines Little Cottonwood Canyon has to offer, Mt. Superior’s alluring Suicide Chute.