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The Best Weekend Ski Resort Escapes

THE QUICKEST FIXALTA/SNOWBIRD, UTAHWhen you see a storm headed for Salt Lake City, book the first flight to town arriving before 10 a.m. on a Friday—and go to the...

The Best Family Ski Resorts

EASY IN THE EASTSMUGGLERS' NOTCH, VERMONTTucked into the north face of Mount Mansfield and boasting some burly and woodsy East Coast terrain, Smuggs could have set...

Isla Espiritu Santo, Baja California Sur

The Sea of Cortez is a 62,000-square-mile expanse of aqua water, craggy desert islands, and the kind of wildlife rarely seen outside the Discovery Channel. The best way to explore it? Get off...

Rahm Fama

Rahm Fama has always had a "fascination with meat." At nine, his grand­father taught him how to slaughter a lamb, on his family's ranch in Chama, New Mexico. Today, Fama wants to teach the rest...

Fire in the Sky

On July 21, just after noon, 17 climbers were caught in a lightning storm as they descended from Wyoming's 13,770-foot Grand Teton. The ensuing epic required a record 83 rescuers. This is how...

King Kauai

The Big Island has size on its side, not to mention fun volcanoes. Oahu has the storied North Shore. And Maui—well, let's just say that the honeymooners storming its beaches year after year don...

Sick Puppies

In May 2007, Steven Kotler and his wife, Joy Nicholson, moved from Los Angeles to Chimayo, New Mexico, to open a dog-rescue operation that they named Rancho de Chihuahua.

Swells Angels

IT WAS BECAUSE OF ANTHONY, a Brooklyn sage in designer sunglasses, that I got hung up on the sport we'll call urban jet skiing. But before we get into that, let me back up a few...

36. Get Bent

When the North Shore's Waimea Bay breaks, usually only a few times each winter, surfers head to its outer reef, where waves can reach more than 20 feet. Which leaves the crushing beach break free...

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