Snowboarding for Beginners: Tips, Terms, and Techniques

Whether clipping into a board for the first time or getting ready to embark on your first backcountry expedition with NOLS, having a solid foundation of snowboard basics can benefit even the most experienced...

‘Society of the Snow’ and Roberto Canessa’s Life-Changing Experience

NOLS had the opportunity to chat with Roberto Canessa, one of the survivors of the Andes plane crash in 1978. Netflix released a movie, Society of the Snow, about the crash, its impacts on...

Sea Kayak Self-Rescue Techniques – NOLS

One crucial skill every sea kayaker needs to develop is the ability to perform a self-rescue. While kayaking in high-risk conditions should be avoided whenever possible, knowing a variety of self-rescue techniques in case...

Alumni Trips: Welcome Celia Ripple!

Celia Ripple recently joined the NOLS Alumni Trips team to help with program growth, customer service, and all things Alumni Trips. I am very excited that she has joined the office in Lander, WY...

Skiing for Beginners: What to Know at the Start

Whether you're strapping on skis for the first time or have already tackled a few runs on the slopes, ensuring you have a solid foundation of the basics of skiing is essential before you...

Skiing vs. Snowboarding: Which one is for you?

As two of the most popular winter sports, skiing and snowboarding are often sparking lively debates among enthusiasts about which sport is better to learn first. Both activities have their own unique challenges and...

Case Study: Slip Sliding Away

Photo by Molly Hagbrand You and three companions are on an afternoon cross country ski of a marked, but ungroomed trail system in the...
Food

Survival Food Giveaway Event: For the 1st Time Ever, Get 2 FREE Weeks of...

In today's unpredictable world, being prepared for emergencies is crucial. This article delves into the significance of survival food and announces an exceptional event providing two weeks of complimentary delicious meals. Event Announcement: Two Weeks...

Sea Kayaking for Beginners: Essential Tips and Techniques

As a beginner to sea kayaking, you might be wondering where to start -- that's where we come in. With years of sea kayaking instruction under our belt, we've got the answers to your...

Case Study: Flu-Like Illness

You’re one of the leaders of a college outdoor recreation program that is on a hut-to-hut ski trip in the 10th Mountain Division hut system in Colorado. Three days ago, you left the trailhead...