Cross-Country Skiing Finds a New Home: the Industrial Midwest

Ohio, Indiana and southern Pennsylvania are witnessing a dramatic surge in interest as families and clubs look for local alternatives to distant mountains and indoor sports.

Defining Moments: Losing Limbs, Gaining the World

Paralympian Amy Purdy went from near-death to the medal stand.

How Perfect Moment Became Instagram’s Favorite Ski Brand

Jane Gott­schalk has conquered the slopes one post at a time.


Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

The Sports That Don't Make Women Fight for a Paycheck

For female athletes, snowboarding and other winter sports can be a haven of pay parity.

Cycle in the Snow With Fat Tires and a Smile

Want to hurtle down a snowy mountain on a bike? Fat-tire biking is the sport for you.

Ice Climbing Begins to Hit its Peak

When practice includes climbing a frozen waterfall, you know the competition will be badass.

Hockey and Soccer Fans: Here Is Your New Favorite Sport

This hybrid sport is huge in Russia and Scandinavia — but you probably haven’t heard of bandy in the U.

Emerging Winter Sports

This original OZY series takes you out in the cold for some extreme action.

Snow Surfing Is Not Snowboarding. It's a State of Mind

There’s a laid-back mountain ease to this sport, more about creativity than speed.


When Katty Met Carlos

From the BBC and OZY comes a fresh perspective on the debate about America’s future as a nation and its relation to the world during the 2020 US election.

The Style of Women's Snowboarding — and We Mean Technique, Not Fashion

Female snowboarders are quickly catching up in skill — while retaining the style men have lost.

How China Plans to Double the Number of Skiers Worldwide

China’s ramping up its winter sports game — but it can’t expect all those skiers to stay on Chinese slopes.

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