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...

After years of drought and the loss of its leader, Tahoe Cross Country surged back with the help of a dedicated community   Cross-country ski areas are particularly vulnerable to the vagaries of winter. This is especially true for Tahoe Cross Country, which, at a relatively low...

Aaron Fleenor flips off a bridge over the Yuba River, photo by Ryan Salm   In Tahoe and beyond, the adrenaline-inducing sport of cliff jumping is gaining steam   A granite cliff as high as a 10-story building falls away beneath my feet to the shimmering blue of Lake...

Virtually frozen in time, this former stagecoach stop and fabled fishing lake is both a reminder of the Sierra Nevada’s past and a harbinger of its environmental future   For decades the only things that escaped the gates of Webber Lake were stories and legends—whispers of rainbow...

Photo by Clayton Boyd, courtesy The North Face   World-class Tahoe ultrarunner Rory Bosio driven by her love for the outdoors   In 2013, Tahoe City native Rory Bosio crossed the finish of her first Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in Chamonix, France, with a relieved smile spread across her sweaty...

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