North & Central America

Master Class

You've learned the basics. Now take your game to the next level with these top schools.

Jenny Fletcher

No, you haven't met her somewhere before, and neither had we. Fletcher, a 33-year-old triathlete from Red Deer, Alberta, has spent the last five years coming up through the amateur-triathlon...

Huck

For 25 years, Shaun Palmer has dominated everything from the snowboard halfpipe to mountain-bike downhills—and earned his reputation as action sports' foul-mouthed bad boy. Now 40, he's...

Time Out

CORN ISLANDS, NICARAGUA

Nordic Pine

Flagstaff Lake Hut, Carrabassett Valley, Maine

Green and Gold

Tamarack Lodge and Resort, Mammoth, California

Open Range

B Bar Ranch, Absaroka Range, Montana

The Psychedelic First

Tommy Caldwell needed a challenge, so he decided to hoist his clanking gear rack and free-climb one of Yosemite's hardest routes—a punishing 5.14 called Magic Mushroom—in 24 hours or less....

Rough Justice

Drop into the coral reef at Pipeline and you'll probably get hurt. Drop in on a member of Hawaii's locals-only Wolf Pack and you're just asking for trouble. Here, Kala...