Snow Sports

Adjustment in Midflight

The legend says Terje Haakonsen, snowboarding's five-time world champion, can win at will

Alberto: A Life

How can one possibly put into words the majestic talent, the gracious modesty, the unrivaled discipline of the world's greatest skier? Like this.

The List

100 Ideas Toward a Larger Life

Winter? These Guys Made Winter.

Seven Olympic venues, one charming Main Street, and a host of High Peaks—it all adds up to Lake Placid, America's original snowbound resort.

Thinking About Machine-Man

"He is for sure not one of us," says a teammate of ski racer Hermann Maier. "He is beyond this world," says a former gold medalist. "He is a beast," they say, and finally, "He is the beast."