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Mountain Culture

Crossover Is King

Downsized SUVs offer the capacity of their beefy predecessors, but with less truck-inspired rides and better mileage. And meet Jeep’s new Italian cousin while you’re at it.

The golden age of the big SUVs of the ’80s and ’90s feels practically Paleolithic when you compare it to an evolving generation of smaller crossover models, which drive less like trucks but still offer truck-like utility and surefootedness.

Ski Trips 101: Cheap Tickets

Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Photo: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
A few strategies for finding the best airfare to your next ski destination.

Getting to ski resorts has never been easier. This year, for example, Steamboat’s airport added connections to San Francisco and Washington-Dulles, Mammoth added Denver and Las Vegas, and Jackson Hole added Washington D.C. (DCA, BWI, and IAD). Adding Denver and Las Vegas is an especially big move for Mammoth: it opens massive doors to the Midwest and East.

East Coast Ripper Defies All Odds

T-Bar Films co-founder talks making an inspirational film on a shoe-string budget.

The filming of “Out on a Limb” nearly cost budding film maker Tyler Wilkinson-Ray most of his big toe, thanks to a bad case of frostbite suffered on location in the remote Chic-Choc Mountains of Quebec. Other than that, things have worked out very well.

My Whistler

How can a place so sprawling and immense also be so intensely spiritual? Call it the Whistler dichotomy. Or, like one writer, call it home and you’ll understand.

The summit of Whistler Mountain is a windswept, snow-hammered place. Known as the Peak, its treeless heights are reached by a fast quad lift that vaults sharply up a sheer face before shooting skiers and boarders onto the mountain’s crest. From here, a skier’s goat path leads to West Cirque.

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