Snow Sports

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3. POWDER CREEK LODGE :: NELSON, B.C. BUILT IN 1998, this two-and-a-half-story wood-frame lodge might as well be a speck of bark, dwarfed as it is among the rocky 8,000-foot peaks...

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5. PITCHER INN :: WARREN VERMONT It may be over the river and through the woods, but this stately Relais & Châteaux inn, which dominates the tiny village of Warren in...

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9. INN ON THE RIO :: TAOS, NEW MEXICO The Inn on the Rio epitomizes all that is good about northern New Mexico. With its laid-back charm, rustic beauty, and gardens edged by 150-foot...

The Great Ungroomed

POLAR, which pretty much invented the wireless heart-rate monitor, now has a wrist-top computer for the vertically inclined. The slick stainless-steel AXN500 ($329; 800-227-1314,

So Wrong It's Right

YOUR SPORT IS: SNOWBOARDING CHANGE-UP REGIMEN: STRENGTH WORK THE CONNECTION?: UPPER-BODY POWER "A weak torso is the snowboarder's nemesis," says Kipp, because the torso bears the...

So Wrong It's Right

YOUR SPORT IS: DOWNHILL SKIING CHANGE-UP REGIMEN: TRAIL RUNNING THE CONNECTION?: AGILITY Any skier will benefit from proprioception training—that is, training the body to...

So Wrong It's Right

YOUR SPORT IS: NORDIC SKIING CHANGE-UP REGIMEN: SWIMMING THE CONNECTION?: BACK STRENGTH Swimming provides the best all-around way to simulate the strength and endurance you'll...

Keir Dillon

Keir Dillon couldn't concentrate. It was the February 2004 World Superpipe Championship in Park City, Utah, and the pipe's 18-foot walls were booming with the sound system's house music and the...

The Great Ungroomed

SURF AND TURF If heli-skiing out of Points North Heli Adventures' comfy lodge, a converted cannery in Cordova, Alaska, isn't exotic enough, reserve the Maritime Maid, an 85...

The Great Ungroomed

THE CLASSICSForty years ago, Hans Gmoser founded the world's first heli-skiing lodge, in British Columbia's Bugaboo Mountains. It still remains the crown jewel of

The New Right Stuff

(A) PATAGONIA's ultrawarm CLASSIC RETRO CARDIGAN is made mostly from reincarnated soda bottles. $169; 800-638-6464, www.patagonia.com (B)...

The Home Stretch (cont.)

Place your lower left leg on a waist-high table, with the inside of your thigh facing up and your knee at a 90-degree angle. (Your heel should point to your waist, and your toes should point...

The Home Stretch

IT'S DAY ONE, ski season 2004–2005: You dropped your tax refund on some sweet new gear, spent the summer building tree-trunk thighs on the squat rack, and now you're making your first turns...

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