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...

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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.

Evel Knievel

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...

Karhu Bertha – Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Karhu Bertha Backcountry Skis: Reviews

Designed by pro freeskier Alison Gannett, this lightweight twin-tipped big-mountain ski satisfied even our most aggressive testers. 134/100/125, 7.2 lbs; karhu.com      

The North Face Flow Pant - Pants: Reviews

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...

Marker Duke – Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Marker Duke Backcountry Ski Bindings: Reviews

Thanks to a DIN of 16, an innovative toe-height adjustment, and a beefy plate underfoot, the new Duke outperforms all other AT bindings on the descent. Or, as one tester put it, "The playing...

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