North & Central America

Fat Biking on Knik Glacier

During the summer, chunks of Knik Glacier in southern Alaska calve into the lake below. In the winter, the icebergs freeze into the water's surface, creating smooth passage between the towers of ice.

Glade Skiing in the Pacific Northwest

It was the final day of a week spent shooting throughout the Pacific Northwest. We didn't have a skier lined up to shoot at Mt. Baker until the last minute when Zack Giffin agreed to show us around.

Indian Creek in a Different Light

Photographer Ben Moon takes us on his journey to the desert to climb some splitters in Indian Creek, using the all-new Lytro ILLUM camera—designed to capture fuller, deeper, and more stunning images...

The Backcountry's Gnarliest Jump

Well known to locals, Mind Fuck is an aptly named jump in the Whistler backcountry. With proper speed, it feels like your going to land on the valley floor, which causes many riders to go too slow...

The Real Reason People Hate Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines is promulgating a questionnaire that allows passengers to rant about the profusion of things that annoy them about air travel, but really it’s a forum for the no-frills airline to...

Experts Only: 5 Resorts Where You Should Hire a Guide

When it comes to a backwoods ski trip, finding challenging terrain and hidden gems is always worth the effort. But you don't have to go it alone–sometimes swallowing your backcountry pride and hiring...

A Fall Guide to the Michigan Coast

Summer on Michigan’s southwest shoreline is hard to beat if you are looking for a place to kick back. Fall, however, turns the region into an idyllic adventure destination. Warm days, bigger waves,...

Aspen's Old Hideaway of the Rich and Famous

Few establishments in Aspen, Colorado have witnessed more change than Hotel Jerome, built 125 years ago in a grand brick building on Main Street to house mining barons and their entourages. Today...

50 Places you have to #SeeForYourself

From cliff jumping in the Northeast to watching an orchestra of lightning strikes in the desert. Outside Magazine and The North Face have put together a list of the 50 places that you have to...

The Best East Coast Resort You'll Ever Visit

We won’t sugarcoat it: Twin Farms resort in Barnard, Vermont is expensive—as in empty-your-bank-account-because-you-only-live-once expensive. But travel is for dreamers, right? And Twin Farms, set on...

The Big Empties

Even during the deepest powder days, these five hidden gems somehow remain blissfully uncrowded. Need we say more?

The Best Après Hot Spots

These five party-loving towns all have great skiing. Best of all, the fun doesn't stop when the mountain closes.

Ski the Best Terrain in North America

Top-tier resorts keep adding more runs. Lesser-known gems somehow remain blissfully uncrowded. And the party off the slopes keeps getting bigger and better no matter where you go. Get ready for your...

Rent a Yurt Under Texas Stars

During your desert hiatus in Marfa, take shelter at El Cosmico, a campground/roadside motel that rents teepees, canvas tents, and refurbished vintage trailers.