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The silver is gone, but the town is experiencing an adventure-fueled boom

After decades of decline, Leadville is experiencing a renaissance. The iconic Leadville 100 mountain bike race and ultramarathon have put the high-country town back on the map. Think fishing and mountaineering, but also plenty of bike shops and saloons.

Get a jump on the crowds. Explore our favorite hidden corners, empty spaces, and wild places in ten iconic National Parks

Sweet claims its new Grimnir is the first lid on the market certified to protect you in crash while wearing a camera mount.

The Whitewater Grand Prix is paddling's most insane event, a scrappy, alcohol-soaked gauntlet that sends competitors down some of the most fearsome rapids in the world. It's so dangerous and spectator-unfriendly that many sponsors won't go anywhere near it. But it might be exactly what the struggling sport needs.

Because you can have it all. Bring your favorite traveling companion to the slopes and everyone will be happy.

The World Ski Championships, which run until February 15, will host more than 600 athletes representing 70 nations and thousands of spectators. Read: It's gonna be a party.

Brolin Mawejje, born in a country with no snow, plans to make history at the 2018 winter Olympics.

Sometimes the best way to beat the cold is to warm the liver

It's easier (and yields warmer results) than you'd think

If lingering holiday malaise and winter's cold, short days are knocking you off your game, look no further. One of these trips is sure to recharge you.

These backcountry lodges welcome dedicated skiers with warm bedding, home-cooked food, and sometimes even a sauna.

With cold-friendly ingredients that are as tasty as they are wholesome, these snacks may be the hardest-working thing on the slopes

What do you get in a super-luxury jacket? A good laugh, and a lot of pockets.

Want to skin the frontcountry? Try these six spots.

There are plenty of ski areas where you can show up without a map and dink around on mellow (read: boring) terrain all day. These aren’t those kind of resorts.

North of the U.S. border lies a paradise filled with powder, untracked steeps, wild vistas—and remote lodges with access to the massive winter playground.

The pinnacle of beer at America's elite ski destinations

For those who value quality over quantity of runs

Every winter, the ski and snowboard world lets its hair down at a few marquee events. Here are the ones we're stoked for this season.

How to hack lift tickets, travel, lodging.

Our favorite jackets for staying warm and dry—even on the chilliest adventures

The Whitewater Grand Prix aims to showcase the most outrageous paddling on some seriously unfriendly rivers.

Skiing in the middle of the season can mean long waits at the lifts and jam-packed hotels. Here’s how to avoid both.

Eight amazing lodge trips for those craving comfort and instant access

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While the rest of the Middle East boils, Jordan’s epic canyonlands are quiet—and empty

With the economy on the uptick and early snowfall stoking demand, Dan Sherman, spokesman for ski-centric travel agent Ski.com, says you can’t count on resorts dropping prices mid-season. You should book early and online. Here are a few deals to get you started.

The Neoteric’s fancy fabric— Polartec’s NeoShell—might be the ideal material for a resort ski jacket. It’s breathable, quiet, stretchy, and totally waterproof. And Eddie Bauer employs it perfectly.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

There are only a few carefree summers in your life. Don’t waste them interning at law firms—opt for one of these adventure-packed seasonal gigs instead.

A peeping stroll is not an acceptable last outdoor gasp before winter. Presenting the best active autumn escapes.

Trips and activities to keep you outside during the mucky months

Travel to these destinations for tons of open space—and it's all yours

The Ghost Whisperer is built for both the alps and the urban outdoorsman.

Three competitions using danger to capture media attention

Will sending the world’s best paddlers down insanely dangerous whitewater and broadcasting it online generate interest?

If it’s time for an upgrade, start by answering this question: Do you ski almost exclusively at resorts? The defining characteristic of the ones reviewed here is that they’re built for comfort, not aerobic speed.

With stand-up paddleboarding more popular than ever, surfers—legendary for their sectarianism—have new fuel for their ire

From paddling to biking to hiking, here are the top spots from Nova Scotia to the Northwest Territories

Making a good tent requires compromise. In line with the old business adage “Good, fast, cheap: pick two,” tent designers generally aspire to two properties from their own list: light, roomy, and sturdy. Other trade-offs include the convenience of two doors and vestibules for the weight of the extra zippers and fly fabric.

Sleeping bags keep getting lighter thanks to thinner fabrics and ever finer and fluffier grades of down. Which is a good thing, except when it isn’t. A couple of the bags we tested didn’t make the cut because, though the bags met their rating in the European Norm lab tests, those tests don’t account for air movement in real-life conditions.

Float the Grand Canyon in a Dory. Bike across America. Tie your own fly. And 47 more epic quests, essential skills, and dream trips for the ultimate adventurer.

Summer is prime time in our national parks, and that means crowds—unless you know where to go. From Washington to Maine, here are 12 adventures that will have you exploring the emptiest quarters of our most spectacular landscapes.

The PR spin that keeps tourists coming when rabies, kidnapping, and other calamities make headlines

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Westcomb Switch LT Hoody.

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Patagonia Reversible Flannel jacket.

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Icebreaker Oasis Crewe Razor Shirt.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Helly Hansen Odin Mountain jacket.

Do a pair of expertly crafted custom skis pay out on the slopes, or is that extra money you spent just vanity underfoot?

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Nemo Cosmo Air camping pad.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Mountainsmith Morrison 2 tent.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Black Diamond Skylight tent.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the MSR Hoop 2 tent.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sierra Lightning HT 3 tent.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Big Agnes Copper Spur 4 tent.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Nemo Alti Storm 2 tent.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Easton Kilo tent.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Marmot Plasma 15 sleeping bag.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Mammut Ajungilak Alpine 3-Season.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Big Agnes Mystic SL 15.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the REI Radiant 0.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sierra Designs Pyro 15 sleeping bag.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sea to Summit Traverse XTII sleeping bag.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including The North Face Gold Kazoo.

A portable kayak that's (finally!) both inexpensive and a cinch to put together.

What qualifies an adventure lodge as one of the world's best? Hot tubs and high thread counts, sure. But what sets these ten launchpads apart is access—to remote trails, steep runs, and lonely peaks.

Our best travel writers share their favorite adventures.

There are certain skills every Outside guy should possess. For this, the first installment of our four-part fundamentals series, we address the basics of adventure.

Introducing our 2011 READER OF THE YEAR, Ryan Levinson, an athlete who competes like a champ while fighting a savage form of muscular dystrophy. PLUS: SIX HONORABLE-MENTION HEROES

VERSATILE THREE-SEASON SACK The EcoPro costs a bit more than Marmot’s other synthetic 15-degree-rated models (like the Trestles 15, $90). But this bag has good karma. Its insulation and shell are spun almost entirely out of recycled plastic bottles. In fact, the only unrecycled things on this roomy bag are…