Journalist Jon Mooallem’s new book, ‘This is Chance!,’ revives a decades-old story about an Alaskan radio journalist and the biggest earthquake you’ve never heard of—and gives us something to consider when the world is unsteady
The documentary 'Safety to Nome' follows 26 competitors racing 1,000 miles across the Alaskan tundra on foot, bike, or skis
Starting today, Alaska Airlines' latest fare sale tackles two of the greatest obstacles to seeing the northern lights—price and timing
After tragedy followed Hugo Sanchez from El Salvador to Canada, he started photographing the northern lights, finding a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky
Marin Sardy's first memoir is a thoughtful, sometimes heartbreaking look at life with her brother and mother, who both suffered mental illness
Chia-Chia Lin's highly anticipated debut novel follows a Taiwanese American family struggling on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska
Nothing completely prepares a rookie for mushing a thousand miles across Alaska in the dead of winter. But when it comes together—thanks to your dogs, your friends, and your own hard work—it's magic.
Our favorite places to live could look a lot different in 2080, according to a new study
Our northernmost state is also the most vulnerable to climate change
This lavish mountain hut in the heart of Denali National Park may be perched on a razor’s edge, but its real thrill is access to endless adventure
Here you can send it right from the road
The Alaska senator is gambling with America's most pristine lands—and winning
Every July Fourth, hundreds of racers descend on Seward, Alaska, for one of the most difficult short-distance races on the planet—3,000 feet up, and then straight back down Mount Marathon
Bear spray, plus a few other simple precautions, should keep you perfectly safe
Presenting the best burgs on the planet
Professional musher Aliy Zirkle was prepared for the minus-50-degree temperatures and the brutally long distances of the Iditarod. What she didn't expect was a midnight attack by a snowmobile-riding stranger halfway through the 1,000-mile course.
Five adventures that don't involve ski resorts
Besides vampires, maybe, who doesn’t like celebrating on the longest day of sunlight of the year? Anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere that beer is sold and friends can be found pretty much suffices as a party venue. However, if you want a once-in-a-lifetime summer solstice experience on June 21, these…
Portland, Denver, San Francisco, Seattle, and Milwaukee might be the U.S.’s most widely acknowledged beer cities, but don’t discount the underdogs. Here are five unexpected brewery towns worth rooting for. Albuquerque, New Mexico Marble (Alejandro de la Cruz/Flickr) With two dozen breweries in this southwestern hub of…
Explore the continent's most awe-inspiring place on a bold road trip across the last frontier.
In the quest to make—and sell—the perfect drink, no one is going further than Scott Lindquist of Alaska Distillery. To concoct his premium vodkas, he hunts down 300-pound icebergs on Prince William Sound, then taps their ancient waters to power mysterious blends that keep winning awards. David Kushner heads north to sail and sip with the intrepid craftsman.
Cruise ships and wildlife buses? The tourist staples miss the point of Alaska: It's the last real place to find an epic, crowd-free adventure on American soil. We've scoured the state for the best wilderness lodges, river trips, lonely highways, and DIY escapes. Bear mace not included.
The goal: To rank the continent's top ski destinations. The deciding factors: Snow quality and terrain. The judge: Marc Peruzzi, intrepid Colorado-based ski reporter, former Outside staffer, and editor of Skiing magazine, 2003-2008.
Five refreshingly undeveloped resorts
Two former Olympians roll out Alaska's first high-end heli-hotel
Trophy trought and salmon are only part of the catch at these luxe western lodges.
Guys Only Adventures
Today's topic: We rank the Top 40 schools where you can hit the books AND the backcountry. Your assignment: Rappel off that ivory tower and take our cram course on America's most adrenaline-friendly colleges. You'll come for your B.A. (Bachelor of Adventure) and want to stay for life.
32 YEARS AGO this summer, my pal, the crime novelist Jim Crumley, his overeducated farmer friend from Arkansas, Harold McDuffy, and yours truly hiked six miles to Bowman Lake in Glacier National Park. For someone who had spent most of his life in the desert country of southeastern Oregon, this…