Christopher Solomon

A Hidden Ski Paradise in British Columbia

Tired of epic lift lines, hostile locals, and $15 burgers at the lodge? Something wonderful is happening in a remote pocket of British Columbia, where homegrown spirit is flourishing beyond the reach...

The Experts-Only Guide to Ski Safety

If shovels, beacons, and probes are Avalanche Safety 101, the explosive, noisy techniques that resorts use to manage avalanches are for expert-only classes.

Are Avalanches Really Killing More People?

As hordes of skiers hit the backcountry, they're triggering more avalanches than ever before, and there's still a dangerous gap between our collective enthusiasm and the depth of our knowledge. But...

The World's Toughest Adventure Addict

In september, serial adventurer Mike Horn, 48, will weigh anchor on one of the world’s last undone firsts: a motorless circumnavigation of the earth via the two poles.

Surviving Aniakchak National Monument

The volcanic remains at the heart of Aniakchak National Monument—the least visited site in the national park system—are a trippy mishmash of postapocalyptic cinder cones, hardened lava, and...

Grand Slammed

The 10-summit tour across the top of Wyoming’s Tetons is one of the most difficult—and stunning—climbing trips in North America. Christopher Solomon has the scars to prove it.

Have You Hugged Your Building Today?

The buildings we live and work in account for more pollution than the cars we drive. Architect Jason McLennan's Living Building Challenge is a manifesto for greener cities.