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There was no better bike for this 116-mile gravel race though the back roads of Vermont

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

Fulfill that childhood fantasy and book one of these high-end treehouses, from Costa Rica to Italy to San Francisco

Some ski resorts are already spinning lifts. Here’s where to ski and ride at the beginning of the winter.

Where to enjoy autumn's best views—on two feet or two wheels

In burgs recognized for an abundance of adventure, these are the winning places that will set you up for everything

A river- and mountain-loving town took home the top prize (again) in our 2015 contest.

Can’t fit two to five months into your schedule to hike the PCT? No worries. These monthlong thru-hikes are just as good.

Test your inner compass in these six labyrinthine gardens!

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.

Unleash your inner Norse god while driving one of these scenic winter routes.

There are changes afoot on the mountains. Learn them and own the slopes.

Want to skin the frontcountry? Try these six spots.

No two ski resorts are alike. But which one is right for you? We break down more than 30 of North America's best to find the perfect fit.

Where deep powder meets uncrowded runs

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

One man and his canine pal cover 13,000 miles in 32 states to discover just how strong our relationship is with man's best friend.

It's the hoppiest day of the year!

Long stretches of open road through some of the most beautiful areas of the country, peppered with wildlife sightings, adventurous detours, and good brews—it's so much more than getting from Point A to Point B.

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…

The Appalachian Trail is one of 11 National Scenic Trails and—along with the Continental Divide and Pacific Crest trails—one of three popular, near-border-to-border treks in the U.S. The New England portion of the Appalachian Trail. Through-hikers on the AT have a roughly 2,180-mile journey in front of them. However, the…

Cliff diving traces its roots to Hawaii, where, in the 1760s, King Kahekili initiated his warriors with the tactic, thus proving their loyalty and bravery. Cliff diving is now a sanctioned sport under the World High Diving Federation (WHDF), but no measure of officiousness can take away its homespun daredevil…

For the skier who likes to shop locally

The best places to find deep conditions this winter

The best places for uphill and in-bounds skiing

This may sound silly, but I plan trips to mountain towns around the brews that flow from their taps. What would you say are the East’s best craft and microbrews that come from mountain towns?

The island traps you. That’s what Manhattanites say when rationalizing their inability to travel freely. But with a little crea­tivity, finding adventure is easier than you think. Outside fan Joe Sacaridiz, an ad-agency art director who lives in Hell’s Kitchen, spends spring and fall weekends climbing upstate and winters snowboarding in Vermont. Here’s

Whitewater on Maine's Kennebec River, single-track in Vermont—these are the Northeast's best-kept adventure secrets

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

The wildest places to sample the country’s best brews

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.

I’m spending the summer in Boston but am not from the area. What weekend trips in New England would you recommend?

We've got your all-access pass to summer: 21 DIY and outfitted adventures guaranteed to recharge for less than $500*. Just pick one—or five—and leave your lawnmower behind. *Transportation not included

Five hundred dollars can buy you a lot of things: an iPad, a mediocre bike, a lawn mower—or three days of glorious summertime freedom (transportation excluded). Here are our picks for the best do-it-yourself budget escapes in North America, plus outfitted adventures you can't afford to miss.

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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...

UP-AND-COMER The Sundance set will rejoice over the fact that The Canyons, a once unknown Park City resort, now hosts a Waldorf Astoria, complete with a slick new Spruce Restaurant from celeb chef Mark Sullivan. Avoid the glitz by hitting the steep, open glades off the Ninety-Nine…

Powder snobs often overlook Vermont's small, friendly skiing, which means more fun for the locals—and you. Here's where to get your Green Mountain State fix this winter.

There are two choices when confronting the current chaos in the job market: Be afraid. (Useless.) Be bold. (That’s the spirit.) Because moments of turmoil present the biggest opportunities to take a new direction, to find an employer who gets your need for adventure, to finally break free of the cubicle. How We Picked…

Five refreshingly undeveloped resorts

It's about time: Look sharp—and get the job done—with a watch for any occasion

Summer in northern Vermont: long days, long trails, and not a single leaf peeper. Here's how to do it right.

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.

I'm interested in visiting New England to see the fall leaves at their most splendid. Any suggestions on where we should go or what we should do? Chris Larie, WY

A new breed of luxury camping mixes fresh air and fireside fun with crisp linens and five-star dining

Summer is the new prime time at mountain resorts

Don't miss out: Make plans now to experience the classic rites of summer

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.

Need a daily powder fix? Chase epic snow through the calendar with our guide to the best places to ski and snowboard each month.

TALL LATTE BEFORE WORK, double espresso in the afternoon, short cappuccino after dinner—it's the only way to tolerate Seattle's gray days. But when the clouds break and the Cascades, the Olympics, and Puget Sound appear, you know where you need to be. Grab a quadruple shot and get going.

Most families plan one big blowout vacation each summer—which still leaves a lot of summer left to enjoy. Our advice: Think weekends. Our seven getaways are active enough to keep older kids entertained, yet won’t be daunting for the younger ones. And they’re close to major cities, so you won’t…

WARNING: If you are pregnant, or have kids of any age, read on. This report contains information guaranteed to provide you with the premier places to rest you head. Then rip it in the great outdoors with your wee ones. Access and Resources 888-502-9612 www.cheatmountainclub.com Ten…

Ski resorts that give you the best of both worlds

North American resorts have expanded boundaries, opened gates, and liberated skiers to revel in ungroomed wildness. Our guide to the great stuff you won't find on the trail map.

Let the motorized leaf peepers have their New England. It'll keep them far away from ours.

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.

Come ski Mad River Glen, where it is resolved that progress is not a good thing—and that man-made snow is for sissies

Way, way out in the land of powder, the cornices are steeper, the trails go deeper, and the crowds are nonexistent. Where is this mythical kingdom, you ask? Right here in North America.

The latest word in adventure travel: If you've got a fantasy, we'll make it happen