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Many backcountry huts are now available as private rentals, so you and your pod can have the entire place and be COVID safe. From Maine to Washington, here are a few of our favorites.

Versatile lids that keep your noggin safe, inbounds and out

What you need to know about navigating the ski season to come

We asked 13 major resorts what operational plans are in place for this winter. Their answers ranged from après-ski in a private dome to parking spots you need to reserve.

From international hot spots to backyard breaks, here's where you’ll find the reigning women's world surf champ riding waves

These affordable digs are within driving distance from major cities but feel like far-away escapes

From trails to post-ride tacos, the decorated Mountain Bike World Cup champ shares her favorite Northern California spots

Serene places to pitch a tent—where it's just you and the ocean

Want to see some wildlife in New England? Moose are your best bet. Here's where to find them—and get some great outdoor adventuring while you're at it.

These kayak, sailboat, and yacht itineraries have all the makings of a post-pandemic remedy: wide-open space and time with friends

Some bucket-list adventures require securing a wilderness permit months or even years out. Here’s how to book the most coveted ones in the country.

From outdoor games to travel-inspired activities, there's a world of adventure waiting for young ones right in your backyard

Because travel is also a state of mind. Here are the movies, books, podcasts, online courses, and virtual tours to get your wanderlust fix from your couch.

Yes, getting outside is good for anxiety, but you should think twice about crowding backcountry trailheads and risking getting hurt

Stop storing up days and start using them, whether it's for a microadventure, a staycation, or a road trip

The professional skier and activist on her most beloved spots in and out of bounds

The start of spring is one of the best times to travel, thanks to perfect weather, fun festivals, and a screaming flight deal to the Virgin Islands

Don't have time to thru-hike? That's OK! These trails can be done in a few days or weeks so you can test your endurance without using up all your vacation days.

You don't have to spend a ton to pull off a dreamy getaway

Nikita Ovsyanikov has spent decades studying polar bears on a remote Siberian island to better understand their behaviors

And everything you need to know before driving over that snowy pass

From Hawaii to the Swiss Alps, what are the epic trips that nobody else is doing? We found a few.

After 30 years, Ktunaxa First Nation, with help from the Canadian government and Patagonia, finally shut down the Jumbo Glacier ski-resort development

As locals get priced out of Aspen, Stowe, and Whistler, here are the places ski bums are heading to next

One person was killed and another seriously injured at Alpine Meadows in California

With collective mega-passes, more direct flights, and super-dialed snow forecasts, it’s never been a better time to plan a destination ski trip. Our up-to-date guide has you covered for packing the most into a weekend getaway.

You survived the chaos of family visits and too many helpings of dessert. Now it's time to recover.

With so much to do and see, you'll forget you have a race to run

Mark your calendar: it's time to do or see something big next year. Here's how to pull it off.

You could order a premade kit. Or you could get crafty and build your own hot box.

The six most doable ski descents in North America, according to pro skier Cody Townsend and ski mountaineer Noah Howell

You don't have to spend a fortune to take a ski trip this winter. Here's how to save money while hitting the slopes.

You don't need mountain trails out your door to get your boots ready for a big hike

According to Craig Romano, the local guy who literally wrote the book—actually, 20 of them—on hiking in the area

Plus: where to stay, eat, and play outside along the way

The trick to staying the right temperature this time of year? Bring smart options.

You can get away on a dime at this time of year

The gear and the skills you need to get home safely

What you need to treat blisters—and prevent them from happening in the first place

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