June 9, 2011
Tucked in Utah’s Little Cottonwood Canyon on the road to Alta, Snowbird is known for hanging bowls, 50-foot cliffs, and over-the-head powder. Pros like Jenn Berg, Jeremy Nobis, and Sage Cattabriga-Alosa schralp the high-alpine cirques along with equally talented nobodies—humble locals on K2 Pontoons. With more than 3,200 vertical feet of steeps, tree-lined chutes, and roughly 500 inches of snow a year, this isn’t a place you want to drive by.
June 1, 2011
This weekend’s Teva Mountain Games in Vail started as a local Memorial Day whitewater festival more than 15 years ago. These days it’s morphed into one of the largest multi-sport bonanzas in the country. Despite the addition of extreme fly fishing and dog jumping competitions, the river is still at the heart of the games. Here are the paddling events, people, and potential carnage to look out for.
May 11, 2011
Crested Butte, Taos, and Wolf Creek keep business in the family. With bosses who rip and employees who share the stoke, these family-run resorts might be exactly what skiers want—and need—now.
April 25, 2011
2011 was one for the books. Here's what made this season stand out, from the one piece of gear that makes everyone an Internet celebrity, to events of Olympic proportion, to lots and lots of snow.