Snow Sports

Jake Burton

Animal, a Muppet character, with orange hair and a nose ring—that was the mascot for snowboarding back in the day. In the Nagano Olympics, they spelled "snowboarding" wrong on the venue. Stuff...

The Ski Gene

ONE MORNING IN February 2006, my father skied into a tree. It was a dead one—limbless, barkless, grayish, like the light, and perhaps partly hidden behind a bigger, healthier tree, which...

Carving Denali

"We wanted to take one of the gnarliest mountains in the world and make it look like your local backcountry ski area," says Aspen-based freeskier Chris Davenport of his 22-day June expedition to...

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