Snow Sports

Hot Water

Alaskans don't seem to be fazed by January's 40-below lows. For the rest of us, there's Chena. An 80-room enclave some 60 miles northeast of Fairbanks, it's the perfect combination of rustic...

Green and Gold

Try to find a better location than this for a ski lodge in the Sierra Nevada. Tamarack Lodge and Resort sits along the Twin Lakes, in a secluded 9,000-foot alpine valley, but only three miles...

Slopeside Ski

This month-old, 30-suite hotel, perched at 9,500 feet in Telluride's Mountain Village, affords the sort of comfort that can be embarrassing: Chauffeurs drive skiers to and from Telluride's...

On the Waterfront

Does Whistler really need another posh hotel? Maybe not, but those who make the trip to the year-old Nita Lake Lodge won't complain. Surrounded by 23 acres of old-growth cedars on the shores of...

The Big Chill

You could mope about the economy. Or you could go play in the snow, and then thaw out in comfort. Our guide to the best winter adventure lodges in North America....

Double Dare

Here's the proposition: Take one of freestyleskiing's brightest stars 26-year-old Swede Jon (pronounced Yoon) Olsson put him in a skin suit, and send him up against the...

Freedom of the Hills

Can one boot serve you equally well at the resort and in the backcountry? Black Diamond's Factor comes pretty darn close. Thanks to its walk/ski mode and a liner that cinches like a snowboard...

Loosen Up

For years, I thought if I set foot on a field without stretching first, I'd risk injury-induced benchwarming. This rule was reinforced by many a baseball coach, not to mention my own body type,...

Simon Says

Last April, Simon Dumont set the world record for quarterpipe air by clearing 35.5 feet in Sunday River, Maine. This year, the Toyota Team...

Incoming!

The biggest risk when landing a 300-foot cliff huck? Your organs could literally explode. But 30-year-old freeskier Julian Carr thinks he can decrease the chances of that happening when he goes...

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