Megan Michelson

Tunnel Vision

What started as a glorious powder day ended in a desperate fight for survival after three skiers were buried by a killer avalanche in the backcountry of Stevens Pass, in Washington's Cascades. Megan...

How to Reach Out Anywhere

Sometimes it takes more than a cell signal: Climbing in Europe and you want to keep up with that lass who offered to show you around Prague? Learn about the best technology to do just that.

How to Compete in Costume

Because nothing takes the edge off like making a fool of yourself. The trick is an outfit that lets you finish with a time you can live with.

In a House by the River

Sixteen years ago, the man who helped raise Megan Michelson was shot to death at a remote kayaking lodge in Northern California. Michelson embarks on a painful search for answers about what happened...

DNA Louie Louie Pant - Pants: Reviews

Don't judge these pin-striped slacks on their looks alone. They're completely waterproof-breathable, and thanks to an extra bit of insulation in the seat, you won't freeze your ass off on the...

Quiksilver J-Turn - Midweight Jacket: Reviews

The most refreshing trend in skiwear: technical ski jackets that are stylish enough to wear around town. The water-resistant J-Turn looks as good with jeans as it does with ski pants. quiksilver.com

Arc'teryx Stingray - Soft Shells: Reviews

On stormy, wet days in the Sierra Nevada, testers swore by the Stingray. It's made of waterproof-breathable Gore-Tex Soft Shell, which is both supple and tough. arcteryx.com Bonus: It's equipped with...

The North Face Flow Pant - Pants: Reviews

We think it's called the Flow Pant because it transitions easily from the mountain to the bar. Or maybe it's because it hangs off your body with a loose fit and baggy cargo pockets. Either way, the...

Helly Hansen Norse Sweater - Sweater: Reviews

Part geek, part chic: Helly Hansen updates the argyle sweater. The Norse's wool lining is surprisingly soft, and it's warm enough to wear without a shell on mild days. hellyhansen.com

Helly Hansen Goodnight Jacket - Soft Shells: Reviews

In a single day skiing at Colorado's Arapahoe Basin, we received four compliments on this striped, belted jacket. Style points aside, it's also waterproof with fully taped seams, though it doesn't...

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