Snow Sports

Bipolar Resorts

When it comes to ski resorts, split personalities come in handy—especially when you're traveling with a significant other. At these 18 great North American playgrounds you can huck big air...

Bipolar Resorts

Copper Mountain, CO 800-458-8386; www.coppercolorado.com Diagnosis Copper is naturally divided by skier...

Bipolar Resorts

IDAHO Schweitzer, ID 800-831-8810; www.schweitzer.com Diagnosis Only 50 miles south of Canada in...

Bipolar Resorts

UTAH Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT 800-453-3000; www.snowbird.com Diagnosis Snowbird and its...

Bipolar Resorts

WASHINGTON Crystal Mountain, WA 360-663-2265; www.skicrystal.com Diagnosis In the shadow of Mount...

Arcs over the Arctic

Last spring, 41-year-old Andrew McLean and 29-year-old Brad Barlage set out into the arctic wilderness of northern Canada 's Baffin Island for a month-long expedition in which they would...

Boy Wonder

ONCE UPON A TIME NOT SO LONG AGO, in a gold-mining town in the foothills of the Sierra mountains, an unlucky baby was born. It was hard for the doctors to tell that the baby was unlucky, because...

Let the Games Begin

AN UNPRECEDENTED 3.5 billion people are expected to tune in February 8 and watch the opening ceremonies of the XIX Olympic Winter Games, including, quite possibly, you. But try for a moment to...

The Ones to Wasatch

Picabo Street may be the poster girl for Yankee pluck, but she's not the whole story. U.S. Ski and Snowboard Team honchos are talking about scooping up as many as ten medals in Salt Lake City,...

In Your Face

THIS MONTH, when an obscure event involving a sled with no brakes and no steering returns to the Olympics after a 54-year hiatus, skeleton racing will feel less like a sport steeped in history...

Fresh Tracks

Grading on a Carve "We wanted to know where we could ski that was environmentally friendly," says Jeff Berman of the Ski Area Citizens' Coalition, a Durango, ColoradoÐ...

The Price of Free-Heel

IF YOU THINK it's glamorous to reign as the top-ranked telemark ski racer on the planet, talk to Reid Sabin, a two-time World Cup champion who travels to Slovenia this month to compete for his...

Snow Sports (Cont.)

Backpacking and Winter Climbing Multiday treks into the heart of winter produce unique problems—like the need to carry hefty packs through deep, unconsolidated snow. Which...

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