Sojourner Afield

Spring Splurge Alert: Cat Skiing at Crested Butte's Scarp Ridge Lodge

With one of the deepest winters on record, there's still time for a few more powder days.

03/26/2017 By Tess Weaver Strokes

America's Downhill

Slideshow: Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Launch in Aspen

Top moments from all of the action on day one.

03/15/2017 Photography by Cindy Hirschfeld

World Cup Finals

Ski Racing Legend Tommy Moe Remembers Fast Times in Aspen

The Olympic gold medalist shares his views on Aspen Mountain's downhill course, watching ski races, and one very cool belt buckle.

03/14/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Shape of Things

5 Race Types and 4 Turn Sizes That Define the Competition

Before you hit the stands, brush up on your downhill vocabulary.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Wax On

Gear Closet: Race-Stock Skis Are Like No Skis You've (Likely) Ever Been On

These athletes compete on pure speed machines.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Datebook

The Complete 2017 FIS World Cup Schedule

When and where to catch all of the action, concerts, parties, and awards.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Contender's Circle

The Top 10 FIS World Cup Racers to Put on Your Radar

Our picks for whom to keep an eye on during the four main events: Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, and Downhill

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Prep School

How a World-Class Race Course is Constructed

“The course is a sheet of ice, just like the racers like it.”

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Spectator Sport

The 3 Best Places to Watch the World Cup from Aspen Mountain Manager Peter King

Those racers go by in a flash, so map out your viewing plan beforehand.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Finals Reckoning

Looking Back on Aspen's Storied Ski Racing History

The FIS Ski World Cup Finals, one of ski racing’s premier events, lands local for the first time ever this March.

02/21/2017 By Catherine Lutz

Every Which Way But Down

32 Wintery Ways to Play Outside

Ice karting, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and more—pick a new adventure to try this season.

02/17/2017 By Allison Pattillo, Cindy Hirschfeld, and Brook Sutton

Power Wheels

Want to Cycle Year-Round? Start Fat Biking, Stat.

Four local spots to ride legit, no questions asked.

02/16/2017 By Brook Sutton

Need for Speed

Calling All Dare Devils: Here's Where to Go Ice Karting and Paragliding

Go fast, go big, or go home!

02/16/2017 By Allison Pattillo

Sip & Glide

3 Boozy Winter Warmers to put in Your Pack

Lesley Jacobs Solmonson, spirits writer and co-author of The 12 Bottle Bar, recommends the perfect liquid warmers.

02/16/2017 By Lesley Jacobs Solmonson

Blade Runners

The 5 Best Ice Rinks for Hockey, Skating, and Curling

Channel your inner Wayne Gretzky or Tara Lipinski, indoors and out.

02/16/2017 By Allison Pattillo and Elizabeth Nix

Four-Legged Fun

2 Must-Try Pooch-Powered Winter Adventures

Take your own dog skijoring in Aspen or go for a Husky-driven ride in Snowmass.

02/16/2017 By Cindy Hirschfeld

Serenity Now

The 4 Best Snowshoe Trails to Wander This Winter

Strap in and set out with a map in hand or on a guided experience.

02/16/2017 By Allison Pattillo

Wild Ride

Get Your Motor Running on These Three Snowmobile Excursions

Where to find the perfect mode of high-powered fun for the whole family.

02/16/2017 By Brook Sutton

Skin to Win

Intro to Uphilling: How to Get Into the On-Mountain Workout Craze

However controversial the trend is at other resorts, Aspen Skiing Company has fully embraced the sport.

02/15/2017 By Brook Sutton

Cross Country

The Skinny on Nordic Skiing in Aspen, Snowmass, and Basalt

From the nine best trails to the top gear picks to try.

02/15/2017 By Allison Pattillo