Snow Sports

Newest Trickster Terrain

A 15-year-old launching 50 feet over a monster gap may be sheer lunacy to some old-schoolers, but that kid represents a new generation of resortgoers. Slopes across the map have amped up their...

Supreme Caffeine

Rousing yourself at the rooster's cry for fresh tracks is no easy feat. But more cafés than ever are roasting their own beans and treating the resulting brew like fine wine, leaving myriad...

Most Chill Lounge Acts

Swilling slopeside after a day of ripping powder and thrashing moguls is a beloved alpine tradition. Here are five base-of-the-mountain bars where, as the libations flow, the stories are...

Before and Après

From left, on her, nylon jacket ($129) by BEN SHERMAN; cashmere turtleneck ($198) by JUICY COUTURE; cotton skirt ($159) by MISS SIXTY; suede boots ($180) by UGG. On...

Teton Gravity Research's "The Tangerine Dream"

Outside has partnered with Teton Gravity Research to bring you the latest and greatest in the world of ski films. "The Tangerine Dream," the latest from Teton Gravity Research (TGR), is...

I Was an Avalanche Test Dummy

I'M BURIED ALIVE. It's February, and I'm in Utah, in the mountains near Park City. Immobilized in a seated position in a five-foot-deep pit, arms outstretched in front of me, I might be...

Thrill Daddy Dreams of Powder Dawn

THE FUTURE DOESN'T JUST HAPPEN; somebody has to create it. That's as true for adventure as it is for computer technology or medicine. In the future, polar explorers will enjoy unprecedented...

Powder Keg

"THERE WERE PROBABLY 70 or 80 tracks right in here," says 26-year-old Erin Brannigan, diagramming in my notebook the massive avalanche that five days ago killed his best friend, Shane Maixner,...

Ménage à Quatre

Crested Butte, Colorado Why It Beats Cancú;n » There's a reason Crested Butte hosts the national extreme-skiing, -snowboarding, and -teleskiing championships: More than 40...

Who's the Fittest?

Twice a year, we take three top athletes, compare their training programs, and tell you who's the most all-around fit. For 2005's cold-weather edition, we studied the regimens of mogul skier...

The High Road

Sweden Skiing the King's Trail Price: $2,295 Difficulty: Challenging Ditch the wimpy groomers at American nordic centers and dig into a real cross-country...

The High Road

Peru Rafting the Lower Apurímac Price: $2,500 Difficulty: Strenuous To reach some hard-won whitewater, this ten-day trekking-and-rafting expedition...

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