La Niña is knocking on the door once more. Resorts across the country are rolling out new terrain and amenities to welcome her—and you. We check in with 34 ski areas for the latest.
Death or Boredom
James Vlahos goes to school—in the powder-buried Tahoe backcountry—to report on the art and science of gauging risk.
Green Mountain Town
Vermont's Mad River Valley is home to Prius cars, Obama bumper stickers, and renewable energy believers. Why don't they want solar panels or wind turbines in their backyard? Ben Hewitt takes a look.
Photographers Grant Gunderson, the flash master, and Lee Cohen, a painter with light, use different methods to deliver winter shots that quicken the pulse.
Former news anchor Tom Brokaw shares his view of the world from a ranch in Montana. Also, a new ski area in Alaska, and making outdoor apparel in B.C.
The Swami's ski test extravaganza. After 56 inches of fresh snow and 366,000 of vertical feet, we share the 30 best skis. Head to toe, tip to tail—it's all here.
Cool places to stay in the mountains. This month: Cardio paradise in Washington. Luxury in the Tetons. Ski retreats in Colorado.
Affordable housing in a world-class resort town? It's happening in Whistler.
Skiers and snowboarders are at the front lines of climate change. What can they do about it? We give the Mountain pulpit to Jeremy Jones, founder of Protect Our Winters.