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[ Tue, 2009-10-27 07:32 ]
A California producer is pitching a Jackson Hole–based series on our special lifestyle


Mt. Bachelor, OR

Don’t come to this Pacific Northwest sleeper for the shopping or the nightlife. Come for the snow.

It can’t possibly still be snowing. The snowpack can’t possibly be this deep. My luck can’t possibly this good. Then I remember—this is the Cascades, where a 200-inch base by midwinter is average. Luck has nothing to do with it.

Chamonix, France

The typical Chamonix day? There isn't just one. Chamonix's appeal is anything but North American in style.

Set at the foot of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest peak, Chamonix was once a quiet French provincial farming village rich only in its surrounding landscape. These days it's a bustling mini-city that attracts ski bums, rock rats and adrenaline junkies the way Hollywood attracts aspiring stars.

Eldora Mountain Resort, CO


The closest resort to Denver, Eldora packs a powerful punch for passionate weekend skiers.

Bread and Board


Terrain trumps nightlife in the bucolic Mad River Valley, but the food and lodging hold their own.

The Inventor


An outdoor-industry legend turns his talents to sculpture.

The Inside Line: Whitewater, B.C.


Make the trek to Whitewater in Interior B.C.-including the four miles up the access road, past 20-foot snowbanks and the echoing concussions of artillery shells-and you'll realize you've arrived in a rarefied place.

Moving to the Mountains


Ski towns aren't just for young ski bums and wealthy second-home owners. Here are inspiring tales about finding success on higher ground.

Killer Trips: Europe <br>St. Anton, Austria


It was a low snow year, and there was a four-foot dump in the Alps.

Stan and Dan Sports


It's the quintessential American story of hard work and perseverance: Two ski bums become friends, work for a big company, acquire a local following, and finally open their own ski shop.

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