Snow Sports

You Make the Call

Dog or No Dog?It happens during the planning of almost every group wilderness outing: somebody will ask if he can bring his dog. The answer depends on the dog and the owner...

Sarah Burke

In 2007, Squamish, B.C.–based freeskier Sarah Burke became the only woman ever to land a 1080 in competition. That same year, she also became the first skier to win an ESPY, for Female...

Earned Run Average

Since January 1, 2010, Greg Hill, a 35-year-old Revelstoke, British Columbia–based athlete and guide, has hiked and skied an average of 5,480 vertical feet per day, including the four months he...

Cold Snaps

WESTERN MAINEAmerica's most luxurious hut-to-hut ski route is not in the Rockies. Or the Sierra. It's in ... Maine. Yeah, you read that correctly. The nonprofit Maine Huts...

Cat Trick

Propped at 6,400 feet, above Sandpoint and Lake Pend Oreille, this sleeper resort sits on the cusp of Idaho's maritime weather systems and consistently produces some of the best snow in the...

Sun Sports

When I leave Santa Fe this winter after eight and a half years, I won't miss the phony feel-good spirituality, the Texans and their passion for driving slow in front of me, or being the only...

Lonesome Valley

There are two seasons in Yosemite. One is people season—82 percent of the park's 3.7 million visitors arrive between April and October, bearing maps and cameras. In November, that changes. Roads...

Cold Comforters

FULLY LOADEDMany of the 56 ski jackets we tested this winter came stocked with the same suite of resort-ready features as MAMMUT's lightly insulated ...

The North Face Makalu

ALL-CONDITIONS KINGPart lightweight, supple storm shell, part midweight PrimaLoft-insulated sweater, THE NORTH FACE MAKALU proved itself on a mixed...

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