Nick Paumgarten

From Ski to Shining Sea

Each spring, the modest mountains that line Iceland’s Troll Peninsula host creamy corn snow, sunlight that lasts until 10 p.m., and steep, rarely skied chutes that take you right to the ocean’s edge.

The Athlete

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn on the International Ski Federation, Maria Riesch, the World Cup, and Bode Miller

Twin Freaks

Twin brothers Mike and Steve Marolt have combined genetic gifts and actuarial efficiency to become two of the most accomplished high-altitude skiers alive.