Snow Sports

Endless Winter

Big Sky Resort, Montana COME THE FIRST WEEK of April, you can score a great package deal and stay in the slopeside Huntley Lodge for hundreds of dollars less than typical...

Endless Winter

Mount Bachelor, Oregon THE WHITE, VOLCANIC DOME of Mount Bachelor sits high above its warm, semi-arid surroundings like a scoop of ice cream on a plate of green-brown sage. The...

Endless Winter

Mammoth Mountain, California FOR SEVEN OF THE LAST TEN YEARS, skiing has continued here into June, even July. The mountain protrudes from the southeastern Sierra like a prehistoric...

Endless Winter

Timberline on Mount Hood, Oregon THE TERRAIN IS SOMEWHAT limited during summer, and much of it is dedicated to racers in training, from ten-year-old dreamers to...

Endless Winter

Thredbo, Australia Snow is always an iffy proposition in Australia, but 200 inches a year is nothing to sneeze at. On a typical day at Thredbo, in the Snowy Mountains of New South...

Endless Winter

Killington, Vermont OK, SO THERE MIGHT BE only one or two trails open, and Vermont in October is better known for its radiant foliage than for skiing, but Killington...

Endless Winter

Copper Mountain Resort, Colorado DURING TWO OF THE LAST three years, World Cup organizers have moved November races to Copper from resorts nearby, because Copper has early...

Toyland

Paul Turner, inventor of the RockShox fork, took three years to perfect the aluminum MAVERICK ML7 full-suspension mountain bike ($2,695, frame only; $5,000 as pictured; 303-415-0370,

Powder 101

Q: I'm getting older and I'd like to learn to ski better. Even if you've never been to my home state of Illinois, you probably know there aren't many ski slopes nearby. I'd like...

Frosty Duds

The MARMOT White Heats ($125) raise the bar on waterproof gloves, with grippy, non-absorbent leather palms, pre-bent fingers, and hidden pockets for chemical warmers or lunch money.

I Poached the White Elephant

FATE HAD ITS WAY WITH ME. I did not choose to write my name in the history books, would never have imagined joining the pantheon of great adventurers—Polo, Magellan, Lindbergh, Hillary,...

Downhill Suspects (Cont.)

WITH FANTASTIC OPTICS, great value, and snug fit, up till now the only thing BOLLÉ goggles lacked was panache. With the new ZYPHER, though, style finally catches up with...

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