Ski & Snow Articles

Outdoor Skills
DAVID YOUNG How to Train for Cross Country Skiing

Cross country skiing coach Emma Garrard breaks down the best exercises and workouts to help get you in shape for cross country skiing.

Gear Advice
RACHEL CAVANAUGH How to Wax Skis and Snowboards

Do your skis or snowboard need a tune up? Checkout our pro tips for the perfect wax, featuring ski expert Jon Casson.

Gear Advice
TROY ASPLUND Parkas vs. Puffer Jackets: What’s the Difference?

Dorothy Hopkins, apparel design manager for Columbia Sportswear, explains the difference between Parkas and Puffer Jackets.

Story
RACHEL CAVANAUGH How the Mountains Inspire These Ski Artists to Create

Three artists discuss their love of the mountains, and how that passion drives their work.

Gear Advice
TROY ASPLUND How to Choose the Best Baselayers for Skiing

Learn more about the importance of quality baselayer gear for skiing and snowboarding.

Getting Started
KRISTEN GILL Benefits of Skiing and Snowboarding

Skiing and Snowboarding are not only fun but have a range of other benefits for your health and well-being. Learn more.

Interview
RACHEL CAVANAUGH Who Is Hot Dog Hans? Meet the Legend Behind the Legend.

Columbia Sportswear sat down with Olympic skier Alex Ferreira to learn more about his crotchety alter ego, Hotdog Hans

Getting Started
TROY ASLPUND What to Wear on Your First Snowshoeing Trip

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s guide to snowshoeing, including a checklist of everything you’ll need to bring on your adventure.

Interview
RACHEL CAVANAUGH Hotdog Hans: The Most Legendary Skier The World Has Ever Known

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s sit down with the man, the myth, the legend, Hotdog Hans.

Getting Started
DAVID YOUNG How to Plan the Perfect Ski Trip

Check out Columbia Sportswear’s guide to planning a ski or snowboard trip and get ready for an epic winter adventure.

Outdoor Skills
DAVID YOUNG Everything You Need to Know About Hiking in the Snow

Prepare for hiking adventures in the snow with Columbia’s guide to winter hiking.

Getting Started
TROY ASPLUND How to Get Into Cross Country Skiing

From exploring snowy trails to adventuring through the back country, Columbia Sportswear is here to help you learn how to get started cross country skiing.

Gear Advice
KRISTEN GILL How to Choose Ski Pants

Winter is coming! Learn how to pick the best ski or snowboard pants with this handy guide from Columbia Sportswear.

Story
RACHEL CAVANAUGH The Best Spring Skiing Spots in North America

From Alaska to Vermont, here are the best places for spring skiing.