Snowsports

Say hello to the slopes of the Blue Ridge! Here’s your top news on ski and snowboard resorts, backcountry snow adventures, snowshoeing destinations, and cross-country trips. Boarders and skiers of any variety, from freestyle and alpine to nordic and telemark, can find all the events, guides, reports, and gear reviews they need to enjoy the winter.

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Snow Day

All the toys your inner child wants for wintry fun. 1. Blizzard G-Force Pro IQ An expert ski built for precision, the G-Force Pro uses wider-placed rails to in...
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RIP: Shane McConkey

Extreme ski-BASE jumper and all-around badass Shane McConkey passed away last week while filming his latest extreme flick in Italy's Dolomite Mountains. In the ...
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Winter Gear Guide 2009: Skiing and Snowboarding

If there’s one season when you need the right gear for your adventure, it’s winter. Don’t believe us? Try backpacking through Shenandoah National Park in February with a three-season tent and a 40-degree sleeping bag. Or go cross-country skiing wearing all cotton. Hitting the mountains during the winter with the wrong gear is a recipe for misery and potential disaster. But don’t fret. BRO’s 2009 Winter Gear Guide covers the full spectrum of winter goodies, from 0 degree sleeping bags to running tights to snowboards designed for terrain parks....

Telemark Skiing in the Southeast

On a snow-covered hill in West Virginia, there is a large group of men wearing skis and holding hands. I am one of those hand-holding men. We begin skiing together down the hill on telemark skis, and when our instructor yells “turn left,” we all drop our left knee, genuflecting in unison....