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Ice Climbing New Hampshire

It’s between January and March that locals earn the right to claim that New Hampshire’s Mount...

Climbing Red Rocks

That Red Rocks is 20 minutes from the Las Vegas strip is nice. That you camp for $15 a night at the foot of more...

Mountaineering

You Have: Climbed a fourteener.You Want: To get into technical mountaineering.The Trip: At 14,179 feet,

Rafting

You Have: Rowed your buddy’s raft on mellow rapids. You Want: To lead your first float trip.The Trip: To guide a multi-day...

Backcountry Skiing

You Can: Confidently ski the sidecountry.You Want: To break into the backcountry safely.The Trip: When first tackling 35-degree...

Wilderness Expedition

You Have: Done a few multi-day hikes.You Want: To trek through one of America’s most rugged wildernesses.The Trip: This 53...

Road Biking

You Have: Regularly ridden 30 miles three days a week, mostly on rolling terrain.You Want: To tackle some professional-grade climbs. The...

Detropia By the Numbers

The media fetishizes the Motor City’s decline with pictures of abandoned factories, dilapidated storefronts, and homes ablaze. It’s a creation that has led international tourists to...

Denali Dog Sled Expeditions

There may come a time, perhaps after your six brawny Alaskan sled dogs have left you face down in the snowy tundra, when a New Year’s Eve spent drinking champagne at an overpriced and...

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Head to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where its 4,139 vertical feet of intimidating in-bound runs, like Corbet’s Couloir...

Best Backcountry School

Ski mountaineer Chris Davenport's Real Aspen Extreme camp teaches advanced skiers backcountry skills in a three-day progression: (1) ski the steeps at Aspen Highlands; (2) hike into the...

Best Heli-Skiing

"It's like skiing something in Alaska—big terrain, long and steep, and the guides are really good."—Ingrid Backstrom, who appears in this year's Attack of La Niñ...

Best Rest-Day Activities

"I hook up with Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures, a small, rowdy outfitter. You're still skiing pow, but it's springtime in the valley. During down days I go fishing and crabbing."...

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