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Union members at Stevens Pass and Park City Mountain Resort want better wages and working conditions but say their parent company has dragged its feet in negotiations. If they still can't get to the bargaining table, could a strike shut down the two ski areas?

Don't let cold weather stop you from exploring. These eight trails in some of our favorite national parks may be even better in the winter.

If you plan to explore the backcountry this winter, these certified mountain guides will keep you safe, refine your skills, and bring you to secret stashes

Pull your van or RV into the cheapest slopeside lodging you can find: an overnight parking space

From Washington to California, here are nine of our favorite short treks along the famous route

Two friends abandoned promising careers to pursue a bold adventure. It went terribly wrong—but also right.

'Ode to Desolation' introduces us to Jim Henterly, who spends his summers stationed at the historic Desolation Peak Fire Lookout

The company's brand-new, unused complex in Washington sold less than a month after going on the market

After a pandemic-prompted trial run, the retailer will deconstruct the traditional idea of "headquarters" in favor of remote, flexible work

All across the country, major cities are making it easier to access nature with vibrant greenways

'Rising from the Ashes' follows the scientists studying the summer steelhead resurgence in Washington's Elwha River

In his new photo book "Errors of Possession," adventure photographer Garrett Grove documents the region's shifting industries and culture

With the airline industry struggling because of COVID-19, summer, fall, and winter plane fares to adventure destinations are hitting unprecedented lows. Airlines are also offering free change and cancellation fees. Should you hop on these deals now or wait and see? We consulted industry experts to find out—and rounded up some of the best fares out there.

While researching his new book 'Author in Chief,' our contributor discovered a forgotten piece of John Adams's life: the time he sailed to Europe during the Revolutionary War and barely survived

'The Recipe' features pro skier Ingrid Backstrom shredding on her home turf in Washington

'Too Much?' profiles filmmaker Anne Cleary reflecting on a series of decisions that led her to the mountains

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

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

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

Here's what the expanded regulations mean for thru-hikers next year

Forget haunted houses and corn mazes. Head out to the woods instead, where the real scares await.

The Emerald City is surrounded by mountains and has access to the ocean, but some of its biggest outdoor draws can be reached by public transportation

Four urban centers that have all the makings of an epic adventure town—without the hype

'Wild Olympics' is a tribute to the pristine rivers of Washington's Olympic Peninsula

From tubing to trail running, pro athletes describe the best way to get outside in their hometowns

Everything the national parks could afford to do with the money Trump's celebration took from them

Our industry is changing—and you don't have to look much further than these four

Seattle has a lot to offer city folk—a thriving job market, world-class culture, and all the pour-over coffee you can drink. But for those who need frequent and fast escapes from the metropolis, the shores and woods of Puget Sound's islands are only a boat ride away.

Through Quiet Parks International, Gordon Hempton hopes to save the earth’s few truly natural soundscapes

'Phenomenal Noumenal Wonderful' is a four-year project designed to highlight the beautiful landscapes of the Pacific Northwest

Crews carry your gear and provide meals and campsites as you cruise through some of America's most scenic back roads

Violinist-pianist duo Anastasia Allison and Rose Freeman hike into the wilderness and often play for no audience other than nature

Here's where the pioneering skier sends it when she's not shredding the backcountry

Todd Carmichael runs the billion-dollar La Colombe Coffee empire, but he still makes time for record-breaking jaunts across Antarctica

The little orca known as Scarlet is dead. Will her death be a turning point for the Northwest's endangered Southern Resident killer whales? Washington State governor Jay Inslee is proposing strong action.

A former National Park Service ranger on why now, more than ever, national parks need protection from Washington's budget fights

From the filmmakers at Mad Trees, ‘We Heard You Need Gloves’ features a group of female shredders ripping up the terrain at Mount Baker.

"What I've been searching for, I now see, is something bigger than acceptance, bigger than smokejumping, bigger than proving I can be one of the guys."

It's easier than ever to jump on a bus, bike, train, or trolley to climb, paddle, hike, and camp

Can recent events be chalked up to the occasional confusion of bureaucracy? Or is something more worrisome afoot?

Even as Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has said he wants to give states more decision-making power over federal lands, the Trump administration has taken numerous steps to limit public input

Like fiberglass origami, it snaps together for cooking and folds down to a small square when it’s time to hit the trail

This shop offers the best gear with the best instruction, and welcomes you to chill with the kings and queens of the backcountry (even if you’re not on their shred level yet)

Avoid the crowds and catch a meteor shower or monarch butterfly migration on these perfect autumnal treks

Nominee Raymond David Vela seems to care about making our national parks more accessible

In Washington State, a group of researchers is mining social media posts and photos to identify overused trails and turn your next weekend adventure into a real escape

Newly created state offices are promoting outdoor recreation as a major contributor to local economies and the public good, but they need a lot more support to be successful

If you've only been following the drama of Scott Pruitt and his replacement at the EPA, you only know half the story. Environmental regulations are under attack all across America, and the siege is just beginning.

‘Confluence’ gathering works toward debut of national platform to strengthen and align state-level efforts

From pop-up bungalows in the woods to durable bubbles on a vineyard, these cozy abodes offer real escape

Most of mountaineering's teachers are white, but one group wants to change that through new hands-on workshops

Dan Wenk was a career Park Service official who was well-respected by Republicans and Democrats. But he made the mistake of disagreeing with Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

Bike, run, surf, climb, paddle, hike—and do it all on a getaway where someone else organizes it for you

If a high-profile volcano (think: Hawaii’s Kilauea) shows signs of instability, it’s Michael Poland’s job to reassure us that everything is going to be okay

The experts' take on what happened last Saturday when a mountain lion killed one cyclist and injured another outside of Seattle

While overcrowding plagues America's most popular trails, there are still places to find solitude

The park police typically help keep the peace at urban monuments, but the Department of Interior is sending a group to the U.S.-Mexico border to chase smugglers. Sort of.

He is one of the most scandal-plagued interior secretaries in history. But even so, he can probably get away with a lot more.

Find out how your state stacks up

Raphael Rogers and Kristin Gerhart are both filmmakers with a particular affinity for the outdoors.

In our feature on skier Adam Roberts, we take a look at what made him so special. Video courtesy of Jasper Gibson.

Measures in the federal government's new spending bill should help the Forest Service manage fires, but there's still more to be done.

New "vision cards" issued by the department charged with overseeing public lands for recreation and extraction are heavy on the latter

A legal complaint says the three leaders are in violation of a 20-year-old law and casts doubt on whether they have any authority at all

Here you can send it right from the road

The résumé of P. Daniel Smith, including a troubling work history

A plan to bring some 200 bears to Washington's North Cascades was reportedly stopped by the Department of the Interior, jeopardizing the species' recovery.

Swing Season, from fishing company Sage, chronicles guide Gray Struznik’s efforts to restore his hometown fishery by catching fewer fish.

There's powder in the forecast from Florida to Vermont, but the southern Rockies continue to be snow starved as the worst season just about anyone can remember continues

Why wait in lift lines when you can ski empty slopes at these hidden gems?

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