The high country is officially dusted in white, which means it’s time to tune the skis, get in those last-minute squats, and switch gears into snow mode. Get started by swapping your basemap to Gaia Winter—the best backcountry map, but designed for all things winter.
Freezing in the shade, sweltering in the sun, thermoregulation proves particularly tricky as the days get colder and shorter. Don’t worry, we have a solution so you can keep getting after it no matter the weather: layers. Layering is an art form, and we’re here to help you master it.
Dreaming of winter vacation? Whether you’re craving a balmy escape or looking for a snowy adventure far away from the crowds, explore the top 10 national parks to visit during winter.
From following snow-swept trails to keeping an eye on avalanche conditions, Gaia GPS proves even more valuable during winter. But you can’t use your phone if it dies in the cold. Learn how to preserve your phone battery when the temperature drops, plus get a special discount on an insulating phone case from Cold Case Gear.
Exploring great backcountry terrain often goes hand in hand with the threat of avalanches, but with careful route planning and rational terrain management, dangerous slides can largely be avoided. Before you head into the backcountry, brush up on how to use the best maps to identify avalanche terrain and plan the safest routes.
Who said cycling is seasonal? Fat biking lets you explore winter wonderland while staying warm. And if you can ride a bike, you can ride a fat bike over snow. Learn what this sport is all about, where to go, and how to fat bike like a pro.
Winter hiking might just be the fourth season’s best kept secret. Don’t let a chilly forecast keep you indoors. Learn the facts, and use them to master your gear, fueling,…
Get the latest ski resort conditions with just a tap. Our brand new Ski Resort Reports map provides the latest trail reports, weather readings, and terrain updates for ski areas around the globe. Ski resorts with fresh snow light up on the map!
Winter hiking offers the ability to test out new skills, push your physical limits, and experience the beauty of a snowy landscape. But the same things that make winter hiking wonderful, can also make it more dangerous. Read our winter hiking safety guide to learn about winter hazards and how to pack for a snow-bound excursion.
Whether you’re chasing powder or just trying to avoid a day of postholing in two feet of fresh, the new 24-, 48-, and 72-hour Snowfall Forecast overlays make it easy…