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By Everett Potter Luxury hotels don’t come much subtler than The Little Nell in Aspen, Colorado. The location is primo, at the foot of Aspen Mountain, within walking distance to everything that matters in town. It has a discreet appearance and a small lobby that feels more like a series

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 Everett Potter From socks to Merino wool to waterproof boots, another round of great gifts for the holidyas. FITS If there’s one that FITS does right – and honestly, they do a lot that’s right – it’s that they create a sock that comes as close as possible to

By Everett Potter Why on earth would anyone fly across the Atlantic in midwinter to ski in Europe when the Rockies await, closer than the Alps and covered with snow? The simple reason is that a European ski trip offers the opportunity to ski where the sport was born, in

If you’re sitting on a beach on Martha’s Vineyard, fly fishing in Wyoming or idling in the South of France right now, snow is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But if you’re a skier or snowboarder, and you’re pondering the idea of heading to the Alps during the

By Jules Older  From 1972 to 1986, I lived in New Zealand. In the winter of 1981, this normally peaceful country was torn asunder by, of all things, a rugby match. The government of the day had allowed the Springboks, apartheid South Africa’s national rugby team, to tour New Zealand,

By Neil Wolkodoff Each year, the Ski Industries of America show enables retailers to see and try all the new gear for the upcoming season. After scouring the show, the following are some nifty innovations that will make your ski life a little easier and more fun. ABOM ski goggles

  By Stevenson Swanson As I left the aerial tram at the summit of Jay Peak for the first time, I found myself engulfed in what I had assumed was a bit of fanciful local lore—the “Jay Cloud.” This is the meteorological phenomenon that is said to linger over the

By Kim McHugh Perhaps your spouse (partner, lover, main squeeze) is as fanatical as you are about racking up thousands of vertical feet. Or maybe you’re looking to boost his/her enthusiasm for skiing or snowboarding. So put your gear in the rack, slip in a John Legend CD and head

By Everett Potter Ski jackets have radically evolved in the last few years, thanks to advances in technical materials and designers who have a much stronger fashion sense than those of yore. Gone are the days when ski parkas made you look like one of the Michelin Man’s offspring. Contemporary