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  1. Skills

    Beginner's Guide to Snowshoeing

    Find out what to expect when venturing out on your first snowshoe adventure. Learn basics like climbing and descending, traversing and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 853 reviews
  2. Checklists

    Winter Camping Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for winter camping includes the Ten Essentials, plus other important gear, clothing and footwear.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 807 reviews
  3. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Downhill Skis

    This comprehensive guide to downhill ski selection covers length, types of skis, rocker/camber and more. Includes downhill and backcountry skis.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 672 reviews
  4. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Cross-Country Ski Gear

    Get advice on how to choose the right cross-country skis, boots, bindings and poles.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 576 reviews
  5. Buying Guides

    How to Choose a Snowboard

    Learn about different types of snowboards, details of construction, camber/rocker, and how to choose the right board for your riding style.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 575 reviews
  6. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Goggles for Skiing and Snowboarding

    Our guide to ski and snowboard goggles explains features like lens shape and tint, UV protection, polarization, anti-fog coatings and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 367 reviews
  7. Skills

    Avalanches, Part 1: The Basics

    Learn the basics of avalanches, including potential hazards, types of avalanches and contributing factors.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 340 reviews
  8. Skills

    Winter Camping Basics

    Get the tips and info you need about gear planning, clothing, food and shelter to make winter camping comfortable and enjoyable.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 309 reviews
  9. Skills

    How to Train for Skiing

    Prepare for the ski season with simple exercises that target your lower body and improve your balance so you can ski better and longer.

    rated 4.75 out of 5 with 294 reviews
  10. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Snowshoes

    Learn which snowshoes are right for you. Our guide covers snowshoe types, sizing, recommended loads, traction and more.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 276 reviews
  11. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Daypacks

    Choosing a daypack can be daunting. Learn how to find the right one by looking at how you plan to use it, plus capacity, features and fit.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 219 reviews
  12. Care and Repair

    Glide Waxing Your Skis or Snowboard

    Here's your step-by-step guide to glide waxing your skis or snowboard. We'll cover preparing the base, applying wax, scraping and brushing.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 219 reviews
  13. Checklists

    Snowshoe Day-Hiking Checklist

    Our comprehensive checklist for snowshoers features required and optional gear, clothing and accessories.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 217 reviews
  14. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Snow Gloves and Mittens

    Learn how to choose the best pair of gloves or mittens for downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 215 reviews
  15. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Downhill Ski Boots

    Get the basics of downhill ski boot selection: Understand fit and comfort considerations, moldable liners, mondo sizing and the flex index.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 200 reviews
  16. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Hydration Packs

    Which hydration pack is best? Learn about reservoir size, gear capacity and other key pack features for cyclists, runners, hikers and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 181 reviews
  17. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Skate Skiing Gear

    Learn the basics of choosing skate skis, boots, bindings and poles, including info on ski length and flex and binding/boot compatibility.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 180 reviews
  18. Skills

    What to Wear Cross-Country Skiing

    Get advice on how to layer for cross-country skiing with tips on how to dress warm without adding bulk and overheating.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 165 reviews
  19. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Avalanche Transceivers

    An avalanche transceiver is essential for backcountry travel on snow. Learn about digital and analog technology, antennas, range and more.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 160 reviews
  20. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Downhill Ski Bindings

    Read about how downhill ski bindings differ, including release settings and adjustment range, so you choose the best ones for you.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 138 reviews
  21. Skills

    How to Carve Turns on Skis

    Become a better, more controlled skier by learning to make carved turns. Learn how and where to work on carving with this article and video.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 136 reviews
  22. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Avalanche Safety Gear

    To manage risks in the backcountry in winter, you need the right gear. Learn about transceivers, snow shovels, probes, airbags and more.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 131 reviews
  23. Checklists

    Backcountry Skiing/Snowboarding Checklist

    Our complete checklist helps prepare you for a day of backcountry skiing or snowboarding. Includes the Ten Essentials and much more.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 130 reviews
  24. Buying Guides

    Understanding Ski Rocker

    Learn what rocker in downhill skis is, what advantages it offers and how to shop for rockered skis.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 126 reviews
  25. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Ski Poles

    Learn how to choose and fit downhill ski poles and which baskets work for different snow conditions.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 125 reviews
  26. Care and Repair

    How to Tune Skis

    Proper ski maintenance keeps you gliding along smoothly on the snowy slopes. In this article, learn about base repair, edge work and waxing.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 123 reviews
  27. Care and Repair

    Grip Waxing Your Cross-Country Skis

    Get tips on grip waxing your classic cross-country skis and learn how to use hard waxes, klister waxes and spray waxes.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 119 reviews
  28. Care and Repair

    How to Install Snowboard Bindings

    Our article covers how to measure your stance, fit your bindings to your boots, and mount your bindings on your snowboard.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 113 reviews
  29. Skills

    Avalanches, Part 2: Snow Tests

    Learn how to test snow stability in the backcountry. This article covers snow pits, the Rutschblock test and Extended Column Test (ECT).

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 110 reviews
  30. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Snowboard Bindings

    Learn how to buy the right snowboard bindings to go with your board, your boots and your riding style.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 103 reviews