Snow Sports

Adventure Icon: Cody Townsend

[26, SANTA CRUZ]A little over a year ago, Mike Douglas and I came up with the idea to ski on waves. We're both longtime surfers and professional skiers, so the idea came naturally. Very few...

Skier Lynsey Dyer Gallery

The former Olympic Junior gold medalist spends her on time carving up skiing the biggest cliffs and steepest faces for Warren Miller and Teton Gravity Research, and her off time riding the waves...

The 10 Greatest Adventurers Since 1900

We've made known our picks for the 10 greatest adventurers since 1900, and qualified our picks. Disagree? Here's your chance to let us know....

Skiing Antarctica Gallery and Video

Chris Davenport and company didn't come back from Antarctica empty handed. Watch a trailer of the upcoming Granite Films documentary Australis: An...

The New Avalanche Airbag

Avalanche airbags—backpacks that deploy an enormous balloon to keep you floating on sliding snow—may be proven lifesavers, but they're not all that common. The bags have been available...

Vacation Homes: Shasta Cascade Region, California

This vast wilderness playground is perhaps the most overlooked adventure destination in the lower 48. Hard to understand why. The 30,000 square miles contain alpine peaks, serious whitewater,...

Vacation Homes: Big Sky, Montana

No, Big Sky is not the billionaire's Montana. OK, so Ted Turner has a ranch in the area, and two exclusive communities, the Yellowstone Club and Spanish Peaks, are also here. But Big Sky itself...

Vacation Homes: Lake Placid Region, New York

The Northeast's best hiking? Check. Sweet road and mountain biking? Check. Alpine and nordic skiing? Check. But you come mostly for the water┬Śnot just Placid itself but 3,000 other lakes, plus...

Vacation Homes: East Bench of Salt Lake City, Utah

A true metropolitan city with a year-round mountain playground and arguably the best resort powder skiing in the world. But with abundant hedge trimmers and bike-riding paper boys, this isn't...

Vacation Homes: Southwest Colorado

If your favorite gear includes avalanche beacons or fat tires, this is your place. While the four counties of Montezuma, Dolores, La Plata, and San Juan make up a tiny slice of the state, they...

Vacation Homes: South Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada

Tahoe offers a rare combination of omnipresent sunshine (three out of four days) and some of the nation's deepest annual snowfalls (40-plus feet). There's also exceptional road and mountain...

Editors' Choice

51. Sledding If you're over the age of ten or from outside the Midwest, we understand your reticence. But you're wrong. Trust us....

Editors' Choice: 34-30

34. Room 99 There's nothing particularly remarkable about the Alta Peruvian Lodge's Room 99. It's a dorm room with six double bunks, a shower down the hall, the air foggy...

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