North & Central America

My Favorite 5: Billy Kidd

As Told to Gordy Megroz 1. Steamboat, ColoradoSkiing is a family sport, and in Steamboat, off any lift, you have a variety of trails that can...

Rise to the Top

The Theory: When deployed, air bags increase buoyancy, making it more likely that a rider will remain at the surface of a slide. Inflated, they also help protect the wearer...

My Favorite 5: Glen Plake

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Chamonix, France If you like a mountain in its natural state—not always prepared by groomers—then Chamonix is the best. You...

Custom Ski Boots

Boots are the linchpin of your skiing setup for one simple reason: if they don’t fit properly, your technique will suffer. If you can’t find a boot on the shelf that conforms to the...

My Favorite 5: Ingrid Backstrom

As Told to Gordy Megroz1. Squaw Valley USA, California It gets big Sierra dumps, and the wet snow sticks really well to the steeps. It’s why I...

The Outside Urban Survival Guide

Farm shares, new campgrounds, paddle trails—urban living is getting better and better. We break down these and 28 other new developments that are making U.S. cities shine....

Little Yeoman Brewing

12581 Dallas Lane, Cabool, Missouri417-926-9185An hour and a half drive south of Springfield on a leafy farm in the Ozarks, Little Yeoman is a minuscule 80-gallon...

Beer Nuts

This month, self-described beer nerd and Outside correspondent Christian DeBenedetti releases his new book,

Marshall Wharf Brewing

2 Pinchy Lane, Belfast, Maine207-338-1707; marshallwharf.comEstablished: 2003 (bar)...

Ourayle House Brewery

215 7th Ave., Ouray, Colorado970-903-1824; ouraylehouse.comEstablished: 2005

South of the Border

Puerto Vallarta’s ideal for stand up paddleboarding for the same reason it's rife with pudgy beachcombers: 86-degree water and the wind-sheltered Banderas Bay. Take a covered boat six...

North America’s Top 10 Beginner SUP Spots

From a stand-up paddleboard in Mexico’s Banderas Bay, a hundred yards to shore can look like miles, especially when you don't have any idea what you're doing. But that's why I was there...

Yoga Paddling

Mission Bay Aquatic Center takes beginner paddlers a hundred feet into San Diego’s 4,235-acre Mission Bay and teaches them to downward dog (plus a whole series of yoga positions) on their...

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