Snow Sports

We Fell into a Burning Ring of Fire

MY COMPANIONS and I are sitting shoulder to shoulder in the snow at Mount Rainier's Camp Muir (elevation 10,188 feet), hunched over plastic mugs containing a lukewarm paste of rehydrated...

A Spring in Your Kick-Turn

Q: I'm hoping to go skiing this April. I'd like to go somewhere that has access to additional activities like cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Where might I find this and good late...

Hanging Tough

"Your Pentagon has been attacked, 50,000 dead. World War III has started. You must leave the country."Talk about strange ways to receive bad news. On September 17, at an 11,000-foot...

Fresh Tracks

Heli Help Us The $65,000 and exhaustive training needed for a summit bid on Everest may be a bit out of your league, but climbing 16,535-foot Mount Carstensz in Irian Jaya—...

The first genetically engineered snowboard?

Mervin Manufacturing cofounders Mike Olson and Pete Saari, both 36, have taken snowboarding into an era when playing God is an appropriate form of R&D. Or so they say. The pair's new Gnu...

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