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Skiing High

Like an irresistible drug, racking up new descents keeps ski mountaineers looking for the highest high. Welcome to the brave new world of 8,000 meters and up. —Part 2By Jay Cowan Standing on the top...

Skiing champions quiz

Can you name these five skiers? Won both the Olympic downhill and the Olympic ski jump. First to win all the alpine events in a single Olympics. Won three Olympic golds and the overall World Cup in...
Avalanche in the Himalaya. Ilan Adler photo

Why's it called that? Avalanche

(photo by Ilan Adler) Heavy snowfalls this winter across the Northern Hemisphere led to record avalanches. For the 2018–19 season, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported 2,557 observed...

Skiing High

From the moment people figured out they could go downhill on skis and survive, they’ve been trying to be the first to ski from ever-higher mountains. Here are some of the biggest moments in first...

Excellence on the Escarpment

Small vertical, big results: A 750-f00t-high ridge in Ontario has spawned many of Canada’s Olympic and World Cup champions. By Lori Knowles Creative Canadian marketers call it the Blue Mountains but...

The World’s Weirdest Ski Lift

In a region of Norway rich with military history, skiers can ride a NATO train through a tunnel to the top of the mighty Gaustatoppen. BY JIMMY PETTERSON A few odd ski areas exist in a time warp—...

Ski Genius Marks 100th Birthday

Kitzbühel’s Karl Koller formalized short-ski instruction for beginners, reshaped children’s learning, fostered terrain-based teaching, and was a dominant force in Interski. By John Fry with Barbara...

Long Queue for U.S. Hall of Fame

Next winter, the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame will induct up to eight new honored members, selected from a ballot of 15 nominees. But the ballot of 15 was chosen from a list of 71 skiers...

The First that Flopped

Installed at a small New York ski area, the world’s original high-speed detachable quad had the right idea with the wrong execution. BY JEREMY DAVIS The opening of the Doppelmayr Quicksilver...

The (Abridged) History of Snowless Skiing

Who needs powder? A Minnesota resort goes to the mat for its future.  By Greg DiTrinco There is an annoyingly capricious component of the sport of skiing. It’s called snow. Both skiers and resort...

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