North & Central America

Colorado's New Pot Paradise

Starting in January, it’s legal to smoke marijuana recreationally in Colorado. You can buy it, carry it, admire its crystals, and use it in private without fear of getting busted by state...

The Best Deals of the 2014 Ski Season

Skiing is expensive. Walk-up lift ticket prices at major resorts now routinely top $100 a day. Then there’s lodging, on-mountain lunches serving up grey burgers and limp fries for double...

Never Too Old for a Ski Lesson

You may ski a hundred days a year, but there’s always room for improvement. At California’s

Think Naked

C'mon, admit it. If you reflect on some of your most exhilarating moments in the wild, you'll almost certainly come up with at least one bracing skinny-dip or triumphant strip on a summit&mdash...

The Best Corporate Ski Deals

The upside of big corporations: they can offer killer deals on multiple resort destinations. Once Vail Resorts started offering the Epic Pass in 2008, good at six...

Powder. Guaranteed.

You can never really predict the weather. That’s why more and more resorts are offering snow guarantees, essentially promising decent conditions or your...

Where to Go For Great Uphill Skiing

Backcountry may account for the sport’s biggest boom, but uphill, in-bounds traffic isn’t far behind. Some resorts have banned dawn patrollers from...

The Best Out-of-Bounds Skiing

These days everybody wants to head out of bounds. The obsession with all things back-country led to an 85 percent increase in sales of alpine touring gear in the...

Out of Bounds: Niihau, Hawaii

Ever since this 70-square-mile spit of land was purchased in 1864 by Elizabeth Sinclair, a wealthy Scottish farmer, Hawaii's Forbidden Isle has been most famous for being off-limits. But the...

Your Perfect Alternative Thanksgiving

If you've grown to dread Thanksgiving, either because of hellish travel conditions, intolerable relatives, or an irrational fear of flightless birds, know this: There is another way. While there...

Ride Grand Teton National Park

After years of lobbying the Park Service for a dedicated bike path through Grand Teton—for...

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