November 22-23 Giant slalom and combined world champion Bode Miller makes his first U.S. tracks of the season at Utah's Park City Mountain Resort during the Chevy Truck America's Opening. www.parkcitymountain.com

November 23-25 This year's Banff Mountain Summit draws top international experts on water quality and development to discuss threats to mountain watersheds. Conferences on topics such as climate change and airborne pollution will be followed by nightly film screenings. www.banffcentre.ca

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