Adventure

By Steve Jermanok With a fantastic network of trail and huts, and a long history and appreciation of running, Switzerland is a trail runner’s dream. Mountain runners have been weaving their way along alp paths for decades, and are practically exalted here. Few people know these trails better than Doug

Brian E. Clark handling some BC powder. Photo Big Red Cats.By Brian E. Clark The wind howled and the snow blew sideways as I stepped carefully from the big passenger cabin of a snowcat that had lumbered to a stop in the mountains of southeastern British Columbia. I pulled my

  by Kim D. McHugh  Credit filmmakers Warren Miller Entertainment and Teton Gravity Research for making it look like skiing and snowboarding is reserved for the cliff-jumping, waist deep-powder cruising fanatics. Fortunately, this is hardly the case when it comes to cat skiing. I enlisted the thoughts of seasoned operators

By Everett Potter Where are the most discerning adventure travelers going in 2018? You know who I mean, the ones who see the world as their oyster, who always fly private, and who only travel with friends or family on bespoke trips. Those for whom price is not an object,

Story & photos by Josephine Parr Portugal had been on my “list” for as long as I can remember. Maybe, even as a child, I felt connected to the exploring spirit of the country’s past. Now, about to celebrate a birthday that brought a new decade, it was time for

By Bart Beeson Eric Larsen is a man on a mission. The highly accomplished polar explorer and mountaineer is committed to showing people how to enjoy cold weather activities. “My goal is to get people to get out and enjoy recreating in a season that’s often intimidating,” he says. So on a recent trip

Story & photos by David McKay Wilson At the mid-mountain restaurant at Steamboat called Hazie’s, the portrait of fabled US ski racer Buddy Werner reminded of me of those days of skiing with my Dad, when he encouraged me to ski with the verve of my childhood ski idol. Fifty-three

By Jules Older  I’m sitting on the chairlift with a couple of young dudes, and I’m eavesdropping on their conversation. “Dude,” says one. “This sucks.” “It so sucks, dude,” says the other. “Somebody forgot the vertical.” High fives. Derisive laughs. The dudes were skiing a high-intermediate run on a midsize

Story & photos by Steve Jermanok Maybe it was the brilliant sunshine that bathed me daily in warmth, the perfect antidote to gray and raw days of autumn back home in New England. Or perhaps it was the steady diet of authentic and affordable Mexican fare in adobe-style restaurants that

By Bart Beeson I’m peering over the edge of a smooth rock ledge, looking down at the green water of a swimming hole about 30 feet below me. It certainly feels a lot higher than it looked from the water below, but that always seems to be the way.  A