[Q&A] Catching up with Lucas Wachs

When winter hits, Lucas Wachs is a man on a mission. The Bend, Oregon-native has made a name for himself as a skier whose smooth, hard-charging style emanates on every run. Over the years, Wachs has filmed...

The Final Season

Golden Girl Vonn was the first American woman to win gold in the downhill at the 2010 games in Torino, where she also won bronze in the super G. She also won bronze at the 2018 games in Korea. Photo...

Safe Stats

It’s going to be a glorious winter out in the backcountry—but before you get too cocky, dig into these all-important stats on avalanches and how to stay safe out there. It’s early winter, when Ma Nature...

Taos is Calling

Come for the steeps. Chill with the spätzle. New Mexico’s world-class mountain dishes out ski and snowboard satisfaction. “Don’t Panic—You’re Looking at Only 1/30th of Taos Ski Valley.” The words may send...

Is it Next Snow Year Yet?

When does next year begin? Alex Lee offers 7 ways to link snow years including hydrological cycles, winter tire changeover, the rule of ablation and more. The post Is it Next Snow Year Yet? appeared first...

2019-2020 4FRNT Renegade

The 4FRNT Renegade has been Eric Hojorleifson’s go-to ski for many years now, and 4FRNT tweaked it again for 19/20. Check out our measured specs, rocker pics, and initial impressions of the latest iteration...

The Best Skis of 2020

Nordica Enforcer 104 Free ($850) Technically, the Enforcer 104 Free is only four millimeters wider than Nordica’s much loved Enforcer 100—a negligible difference on paper, and often enough on snow. But...

Where to Ski This Season

Planning a ski trip can be tricky. With so many enticing alternatives—California or Colorado? Utah or Quebec? Vermont or British Columbia?—it’s tough to know which resort to commit to. And given today’s...

Losing the Locals

As outdoor recreation booms, mountain towns are changing drastically. What does that mean to the people who call these playgrounds home, and how can we retain the character and heart of these communities? I...

Resilience

Right now, hope feels close and that feels good. It’s on the high side of the seesaw. And grief is always there across from it—because everything has to balance. 6 years ago, my husband Mario died. He died...

Clear For Sending

Following a historic Colorado winter, FREESKIER discovers delectable spring corn conditions amidst its Backcountry Ski Test As the sun rose over the San Juan mountain range, a particular buzz of...

Buttered Toast

FREESKIER’s jib squadron spread it on thick for the 2019 Park Ski Test at Winter Park Resort At Winter Park Resort, located 65 miles west of Denver, Colorado, the terrain park team uses...

A moment in time

The annual FREESKIER Ski Test hits Aspen Mountain during the biggest storm cycle in a decade Once every 10 years we get a storm cycle like this,” said local photographer Matt Power, riding the Ajax...

On the prowl at Retallack

FREESKIER’s quest to find the best outerwear of 2019-20 The hunt was on. Spring was in full bloom in southeast British Columbia. The rivers had broken free from the icy shackles of winter, songbirds...

Blessings

One year ago, triathlete Karen Newman achieved a goal she had been working toward for 30 years. Today, she faces The post Blessings appeared first on Vermont Sports Magazine.

The Mountain Runner to Watch

Name: Heidi Caldwell. Age: 27. Lives in: Craftsbury Common. Family: Parents Margaret and Tim; sister Lucy (29), brother Patrick (25). The post The Mountain Runner to Watch appeared first on Vermont Sports Magazine.

Ski Gear Giveaway

DPS SKIS TOUR1 SKI MSRP $1,099 | TOUR 1 LOTUS 124 FEATURED CHOICE OF ANY SKI FROM THE COLLECTION FLYLOW COPPER JACKET AND SMYTHE BIB MSRP $460 PER PIECE SWEET PROTECTION INTERSTELLAR RIG...

Perfect Winter 2019

Are you ready for another season of deep snow, sunshine and smiles with friends and family? We have your ticket. Grand Targhee, Wyoming The opportunity to spend your day blasting through fresh pow draws...

Talent Skatepark Finds a New Home

The beloved skatepark has found a new home in Burlington’s South End.  This December, Talent Skatepark is coming back to The post Talent Skatepark Finds a New Home appeared first on Vermont Sports Magazine.

31 Days of Giveaways—Line Skis

About 31 Days of Giveaways: Do you hear that? Ski season is knocking on the door, and we want to make sure you’re geared up and ready to answer. Every day for the entire month of October, we’ll be giving...