Brian Boland was a prolific creator of handcrafted hot-air balloons who set distance and altitude records all over the world. But on July 15, 2021, during a routine outing with a family in Vermont, things went dramatically wrong. Sarah Schweitzer examines Boland’s eccentric and adventurous life, and finds out what happened on his fateful last flight.
From rolling road rides and family-friendly singletrack to downhill bike parks, Vermont has world-class routes for cyclists of every kind
The masses have spoken and these are the 20 top-scoring resorts in the region, according to the 2022 ‘Ski’ Reader Resort Survey
Why reaching outdoor nirvana means journeying far from the beaten path
In New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont, local stewards have banded together to persuade private landowners to allow access to backcountry skiing, mountain biking, and other kinds of outdoor recreation
Outdoor Gear Exchange, the widely loved independent retailer in Vermont, has hired a full-time diversity professional to manage the company's inclusion practices
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.
No matter your skill level or the type of adventure you're seeking, New England's two dominant mountain ranges offer plenty of opportunities to explore. Here's your guide to getting the most out of them.
As a newcomer to Vermont, Joshua Morse found himself welcomed by the hunting community. But there was one thing he wasn't sure he could share.
Vasu Sojitra didn't let an amputation stop him from skiing or climbing. Now he's turning his attention to advocacy.
Caledonia Spirits would normally be making booze, but it found a better way to help in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Other distilleries around the country are switching things up, too.
Ensure your winter gloves last as long as possible with a little TLC
Bad behavior might be jeopardizing access to Kingdom Trails, one of the premier networks on the East Coast. Here's what we can learn from it.
A ski weekend doesn't have to involve spending hundreds of dollars a night on a fancy slopeside resort. These hostels offer cozy accommodations close to some of North America's best skiing.
There's an easy and quick getaway for fall leaf peeping, no matter where you are in the region
She's the first person to finish the Leadville Race Series and the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning in a single season
The endless tree-lined gravel roads of Vermont provide the perfect setting to log a few miles
The former Powder editor shares his tricks of the trade
Thanks to massive powder conditions, Wolf Creek will be the first ski area to open this season. Here's what you need to know, plus the resorts we think could be turning chairlifts next.
Decades of political infighting have stymied construction of the North Country Trail, which, if finished, would run for 4,600 miles. Now it looks like Congress may finally be ready to get its act together.
A job applicant, Alison Miley, alleges that Craig DeLuca offered her work for sex, and that the company knew about this behavior but allowed it to continue
It's not about training regimens or dietary dogma—it's about community
CEO Corinne Prevot, 27, turned a high school pet project into a full-blown business
Vermont was doing craft everything way before the rest of us, which makes Burlington—and the surrounding area—a gourmand's paradise
At the University of Vermont, an unusual initiative wants to help students discover the benefits of well-rounded healthy living. Is it working?
From making movies to giving conservation grants, learn how this specialty outdoor retailer has evolved into so much more than a gear shop
As mountain towns in the West struggle with the soaring cost of real estate, tiny Stowe, Vermont, remains an affordable bastion of outdoor living. It’s a place where ski bums aren’t an endangered species, good food and beer are plentiful, and everyone puts a premium on playing outside. Welcome home.
John and Jen Kimmich, creators of Heady Topper Double IPA, break down all that goes into starting a successful microbrewery
Onion River, in Montpelier, Vermont, capitalized on a bad winter by selling fat bikes
The Jack Jumping World Championships—where competitors attach a single ski to a stool, then hang on as they hurtle down the slope—has been going strong for almost four decades. Mixing a bit of history with adrenaline and flipping a bird at the Big Ski establishment in the process, the event showcases ski culture at its very finest.
The places you'll never be able to afford and the ones so welcoming, you can move in tomorrow
On April 29, Dan Hacker busted out his skis for one last run in the green mountains of Vermont.