Inspired by the trullo hut design of fourteenth century Italy, the historic John Muir Memorial Shelter provides a remote launching point for an epic backcountry snowboarding adventure   Sitting on our gigantic backpacks, our shoulders feel like Celtic knots, painfully twisted. Ten hours of ski touring carrying...

North America’s largest ski area is more accessible than ever for Tahoe skiers   [caption id="attachment_11627" align="alignright" width="600"] Whistler Blackcomb’s five terrain parks include tables, hips, rails, halfpipes and snowcross, photo by Stane Productions[/caption] Canada’s Whistler Blackcomb is epic. Just two hours’ drive north of Vancouver airport along...

Beyond Tahoe, the region features several dramatic caverns that lure adventurous spelunkers to explore   Caves harbor secrets so intriguing that spelunkers will go to extreme lengths to uncover them. They will search for days to find a hidden opening or dive into unforgiving darkness. They will...

Ski Alberta’s Banff, Lake Louise and Norquay on one cool Canadian Rockies trip   O Canada! Your natural charms are many, but perhaps none so staggeringly stunning as the steep, snow-covered summits belonging to Banff National Park. Established in 1885, not long after three Canadian Pacific Railway...

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