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Fire and Water
Thin Ice • CLIMATE CHANGE IS THREATENING THE NICHE SPORT OF ICE SAILING
Any Way You Carve It • FROM A NEW BACKCOUNTRY HUT SYSTEM TO EXPANDED RESORT ACREAGE AND TURBOCHARGED LIFTS, WE TRACKED DOWN ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN MAKE THIS WINTER YOUR BEST EVER
Birding on Skis
There’s More Ground to Cover
Lodging Gets an Upgrade
An Innovative Ski-Town FIx
The Other End of the Rockies
Power for the Powder
One Pill Makes You… Immortal? • NOT EXACTLY. BUT A HUMBLE DIABETES DRUG IS BEING LOOKED AT FOR ITS ANTI-AGING POSSIBILITIES. IS IT SAFE?
Pocket Coach • CAN TWO AND A HALF MINUTES OF INSTRUCTION TURN YOU INTO A BETTER ATHLETE?
Stock Up for the Season • MAKING A FLAVORFUL AND NUTRITIOUS BROTH IS AS EASY AS BOILING WATER
Top Flight • ELEVATE YOUR WORKOUT WITH THESE STAIRSTEP EXERCISES
Holiday Gift Guide • Care Package Spread cheer this season with help from our annual curation of the finest outdoor gear and accessories
Outsiders • IT’S BEEN ANOTHER CHALLENGING YEAR, BUT SOME PEOPLE THRIVE ON ADVERSITY. HERE ARE THE ATHLETES, ACTIVISTS, TREE PLANTERS, CHEFS, FILMMAKERS, AND OTHER DISRUPTERS WHO CHANGED OUR WORLD FOR THE BETTER IN 2021.
Carissa Moore • SURFING’S FIRST-EVER U.S. OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL WENT TO MOORE—AND HAWAII
The “W” in Wilderness • WHEN Maggie Shipstead SET OUT TO REPORT ON WOMEN-ONLY EXPEDITION TRAVEL, SHE WAS DRIVEN BY A DESIRE TO LEARN NEW SKILLS IN A LOW-BRO-FACTOR ENVIRONMENT. BUT SIX DAYS EXPLORING ALASKA WITH THE STATE’S FIRST WOMAN-OWNED ADVENTURE OUTFITTER TURNED OUT TO BE REGENERATIVE IN WAYS SHE DIDN’T EXPECT.
Surf’s Up • With increased coastal flooding and erosion, climate change is harshing California’s mellow vibes. Officials say it’s time to retreat from the shore altogether. Residents want to stay and fight. PAUL KVINTA reports from the front lines of a pitched battle, where geologists and millionaires are squaring off, and friendly fire between surfers isn’t so friendly.
The Last Ride • Hoping to help my brother beat his alcohol addiction, I set up a bike trip through the scenic terrain of northeast Kansas. As usual, he was funny, endearing, maddening, and burdened by problems I couldn’t solve.