North & Central America

New York City Marathon Tips

MILE 0: Take energy bars and a sports drink to the starting line. The wait is so long, you'll get hungry....

Canis Soup

IN THE FALL OF 2009, Taylor Mitchell, a 19-year-old folksinger from To­ron­to, was touring the Maritime Provinces of eastern Canada in support of her critically...

Snowboard Slanguage

Here are the answers to the Me Talk Snowboard One Day quiz:...

Apolo Anton Ohno's Makeover

Short-track speed-skating gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno hasn't changed his facial hair or bandanna in two Olympics. Help us give him a winning makeover....

Shaun White's Project X

Last winter, snowboarder Shaun White, 23, spent some time riding a clandestine halfpipe—"the best ever"—built just for him behind Colorado's Silverton Mountain. Known as Project X and funded by...

Winter Escape: The Berkshires

Thanks to plenty of art galleries and theater troupes, plus what may be the nation's highest number of prep schools per capita, the Berkshires aren't often accused of being wild. But these old...

Winter Escape: Quebec City

Instead of splurging on Europe, try Quebec—you get all the nightlife, plus Canadian wilderness, at a fraction of the price. Base yourself in medieval-style Quebec City—just a 90-minute flight...

Winter Escape: Lutsen Mountains

Secret tree stashes? A hairy double-black-diamond chute? Terrain and powder that feel more West than East yet lie in the heart of the country? Lutsen, mid-America's largest ski resort, has them...

Winter Escape: Rocky Mountain National Park

Yes, nearly three million people visit Rocky Mountain National Park each year. But most of them come in the warmer months, leaving the park's 12,000-to-14,000-foot peaks empty—and open to...

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