Snow Sports

Truckee, California

If Truckee hasn't had nine lives yet, it's getting close. In the last century and a half, the town, bounded by the Truckee River and jaw-dropping Sierra Nevada mountainscapes, has been a...

And You Call Yourself a Ski Bum

Still bragging about that one winter after college when you got in 100 days of skiing? Well, if all goes smoothly, on July 27 Rainer Hertrich will board a lift at Oregon's Timberline Ski Area...

On Skis and a Prayer

UNTIL THIS PAST WINTER, the 255-foot cliff off the back side of Wyoming's Grand Targhee ski area was an unnamed piece of scenery promising majestic views of the Grand Teton and, for anyone who...

Indigo Epic Adjustable Ski Poles

Ignorance may be bliss, but once you've been educated, you can never go back—as I was reminded after first picking up Indigo's Epic Adjustable ski pole. In my foolishly uninformed universe,...

Touring Tools

[A] Ski Atomic Janak: Light and fast gives way to light and fat. The Janak is perfect for opening it up in steep powder fields or resort crud. $628;

The Wanderlist

BRITISH COLUMBIA (2006 Winner) Mega-Yacht Heli-Skiing Price: $36,000 per day (for 12) Difficulty: Moderate When the B2 A-star helicopter drops you...

Human Nature

Sheik Schussing Ski Dubai, United Arab Emirates Opened: December 2005 THE CHALLENGE: Build a 280-foot ice-capped mountain in a flat desert where temperatures...

Ski for Free

Most resorts never develop the cachet of Aspen, and many go bust. According to the National Ski Areas Association, more than 400 hills have shut down across the country in the past 30 years. But...

The Great Yank-Euro Ski-Off

THE YANK: MICAH BLACK Black, 36, is an all-star jock by any measure. In 1995, he became the first American to snowboard the north face of Chamonix's infamous 12,605-foot Aiguille du...

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