Snow Sports

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Rab Infinity

TOUGH PUFFUltralight doesn't have to mean ultra-fragile. RAB's snug-fitting, midweight INFINITY is wrapped in a thin but unbelievably...

Merrell Westcott

TWO FOR ONEWith four big front pockets, a cool-looking, waterproof-breathable houndstooth or matte black fabric, and an easy-to-adjust, snug-fitting hood, the

Nau Rheostat

SPLIT PERSONALITYThe NAU RHEOSTAT is a rare bird: a fully functional resort ski jacket masquerading as a street-savvy winter puffy. The completely...

Aether Space Jacket

NEW FAITHFULYou know that old, beat-up cotton sweatshirt you always reach for? Meet its wintertime equivalent. From dawn-patrol ski tours to hitting the bars around Santa...

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