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A quarantine against the world worked once for the Gunnison Valley. Can it again?

Use these tips to make sure you get the shot this year

Our New York City–based bike columnist visited America's most up-and-coming cycling destination and found it well deserving of the hype

From Yeti Cycles and filmmakers Craig Grant and Joey Schusler Fall Impressions follows artist and adventurer Sarah Uhl to share how she finds inspiration outside.

Living the dream has never been easy in the West's most beloved adventure hamlets, where homes are a fortune and good jobs are few. But the rise of online short-term rentals may be the tipping point that causes idyllic outposts like Crested Butte, Colorado, to lose their middle class altogether—and with it, their soul.

Go ride a bike in one of these five up-and-coming singletrack meccas

Sure, Sedona and Moab are great. But this little Colorado town comes out on top for two big reasons: it's packed with epic, fun-to-ride trails and it's built around people who absolutely love bikes.

This video from Eleven Experience highlights Crested Butte mountain bike rider and guide Zach Guy

The books, movies, music, podcasts, and other happenings on our radar

Last week, 260 racers lined up to compete in Crested Butte’s inaugural Fat Bike World Championships.

No matter how you like to ski or how long you can take off work, we've got the perfect trip in our guide to the best alpine escapes of the season

Want to skin the frontcountry? Try these six spots.

For those who value quality over quantity of runs

Looking for the funnest terrain in North America? Go here.

Anheuser-Busch is flying a thousand people into Crested Butte, Colorado this weekend to film a star-studded, beer-drenched series of TV commercials. What could go wrong?

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

Traveling is one of summer’s biggest joys. But it’s possible to get too much of a good thing.

Winter is great, except when you’re holed up with no sun all day. Take your weekends back with one of these fresh, easy adventures.

Summer is the season to embrace the sunlight, celebrate, and make a few hundred new friends

Globe-trotters: we've got you covered. Our 2012 Travel Awards honor the best destinations on seven continents—everything from idyllic beach escapes to camping safaris in Kenya to a mountain-bike expedition in Tibet. Plus: Outside-endorsed outfitters, adventure insurance, and more.

With La Niña back and the East Coast on a five-year blizzard streak, we devised the ultimate ski calendar to help you and your family take advantage. From a boot-deep New England Thanksgiving through spring-break corn snow in the Southwest, the outlook is decidedly epic.

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

Twelve hot tips that, if followed closely, guarantee an epic ski season.

From billiards to big air competitions—downtown—these four ski towns have the best nightlife.

I'd like to take my family of four on an economical ski getaway. Where could I go to find some good deals?—Andy S.Austin, TX

Overlooked mountain ranges, river beer, running album, gear of all time, and 47 other big ideas, accidental winners, and awesome things about the world outside we've come to love over the past 33 years. Introducing our first annual Editors' Choice Awards...

My dad always said the family that skis together...spends a helluva lot of dough. Here are some ways to trim the fat.

Your town got you down? We’ve got your escape plan. These 20 stars of America’s 21st-century Renaissance are riding a wave of civic reinvention and fresh ideas.

The Classic Powder Skiing Once you experience Alta's powder, you too will be an Altaholic ALTA SKI AREA, Utah: Not only does Alta get twice as much snow as less blessed resorts—it averages 500 inches—but its flakes are also lighter and drier. Maybe that’s why nearly 80 percent of…

Go farther faster, stay out all day, and don't carry a thing (except your credit card) on these five perfect, three-day hiking and biking adventures

Let Cancún have the crowds. Four spots that lend style to spring debauchery.

Americans like to keep score. What better way to keep track of who’s good, better, and best than by casting bronze busts and collecting premium castoffs, then sticking them all in one place? Baseball may have Cooperstown, but surfing gets Lihue, Hawaii. Here’s what else you’ll find in our favorite…

Over 170 of the world’s best—and craziest—athletes tested their mettle at Crested Butte’s 2004 Saab U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships last month (February 25 through 28), each hoping to beat the competition with hair-raising runs down the mountain’s steep and technical Extreme Limits terrain. extreme skiing, Colorado Airborne at the…

Turn your winter fitness routine into a brand-new adventure

Want instant access to the Big Outdoors—trails, rivers, wild shores, just minutes from home—without compromising your livelihood? Then check out these ten towns on the verge of paradise, where you don't have to ditch it all to have it all.