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The Soul of Pond Hockey Is in Minnesota

Forget stadiums and manicured ice—the humble roots of hockey belong to frozen backyard ponds. From beer leagues to ex-pros, hockey players from across the country head to the Midwest every year for the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships.

Madeleine LaPlante-Dube
Jan 25, 2020

The Secret Culture of Ski-Jumping in the Midwest

As his dreams of going pro faded, photographer Cooper Dodds fell back in love with ski jumping in an unexpected place. His new photo book, 'Jumper: Flying in the Heartland,' documents the Midwest's surprisingly popular, no-frills tournament circuit.

Philip Kiefer
Jan 10, 2020

Cozy Glamping Spots for a Mid-Winter Getaway

From unexpected snowstorms to below-freezing bathroom breaks, winter camping is a wild adventure. Some nights, you relish the hilarity of navigating tent poles with numb fingers. Other nights, you'd rather show up, sit back, and crack open a beer. If you're ready for the latter—a mix of chilly excursions and heated luxury—it's time to treat yourself at one of North America's best winter glamping sites. Here are our favorites.

Stephanie Vermillion
Dec 15, 2019

How Clare Gallagher Pushed Through a Tough Day

Things didn’t go as planned for the reigning Western States champ at The North Face Endurance Challenge, but she fought through it. (And drank a lot of Coke.)

Martin Fritz Huber
Nov 21, 2019

Where Surfboards Are Known as Flat Canoes

On the wave-rich islands of Canada's Haida Gwaii, surfing is creating new connections to an age-old culture—and surfboards have been given a more befitting name

Malcolm Johnson
Nov 18, 2019