Snow Sports

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...

Boarding House

If you were to die and go to snowboarder heaven, it might look a lot like the DC Mountain Lab, a 22-acre R&D facility and crash pad in Utah's Wasatch Range, operated by SoCal-based DC Shoes,...

Euro Stash

PIC DU MIDI IT'S 9:30 A.M. when the lift operator starts the cable car, and then we're hanging in the sky, moving up so fast that our ears pop before we have a chance to swallow. We...

Euro Stash

SELLA RONDA :: ITALY "I AM SORRY," says our guide, with a wry smile, shrug, and lilting Italian accent. "We asked for more powder, but the Man on the Last Floor only gave us this . ....

Euro Stash

HAHNENKAMM :: AUSTRIA THE HAHNENKAMM RUN, in Kitzbül, Austria, is arguably the most technical and dangerous downhill course on the World Cup circuit. On race days, the course is...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

KILLINGTON'S legendarily long season stretches from October through May (sometimes into June), and with seven mountains, the resort has more acreage than any place in the East. Lately, though,...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

EVERY GOOD SKI AREA has a split personality—part nurturer, part dominatrix. But no resort behaves more like Jekyll and Hyde than Moonlight Basin, the one-year-old resort 45 miles south of...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

THE VIEWS RECALL TAHOE. And the terrain? Call it Steamboat West. That's the early line on Tamarack Resort, 90 miles north of Boise, which opens in December. The Tahoe analogy is plain from a 7...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

STUCK IN INTERMEDIATEVILLE and dreaming of a transfer to the friendlier slopes of Advanced City? I sure was, so last winter I gambled on a four-day ski clinic in Utah's Wasatch Range. I was up...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

A GROOVY CONVERGENCE of Native American culture, ski-hard style, and the freest of spirits, Taos is the black diamond in New Mexico's high-desert crown, offering steep transcendence (and lots of...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

FORGET THE FURS AND THE FENDI. Beyond the bling, Aspen is still America's quintessential ski village, a funky cosmos where World Cup steeps belong to the fearless. WHY WE LOVE IT:...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

DUDE, IT'S LIKE MECCA. If you take sliding around on snow seriously, you'll eventually make a pilgrimage to the Hole. Hardcore types rightfully revere the sick Wyoming vertical, heavy powder...

We Sing the Slopes Fantastic

LIKE ST. MORITZ WITH MORMONS, Park City is not only a vast powdery playground; it's a true ski-in/ski-out town with big-city swank. After you've zonked your mortal coil dropping off cornices and...

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