Snow Sports

Huck

RIDING A GONDOLA is like going to Vegas: Business deals are made, affairs blossom, or you run into a celebrity like Cher, except she's wearing Kjus instead of a feather headdress. Most icons...

Diehard's Dream

A good backcountry-ski camp should have steep topography, great snow, and easily accessible runs. And the camp itself should not be easy to reach. Exhibit A: This new, plush double-decker yurt...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Open Range

It's a rare Montana guest ranch that values its cattle as highly as it does its tourists. B Bar is one of them: The working ranch, a two-hour drive west of Bozeman, is open to regular visitors...

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...

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