Chilean Babe Tells All: How To Ski Chile Like A Local in 6 Days

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“When are you coming back to the Cordillera de Los Andes?” my friend Rafa said to me over Skype from his Santiago apartment. “It’s our playground. Limitless possibilities of terrain, active volcanoes, unbelievable scenery, you must come back,” he insisted…. Read More →

12 Rocking Ski Town Music Fests

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One of the best stage effects ever is to put the mic and drum kit in front of a sweeping mountainous view. There’s something about tall peaks and alpine air that lifts the outdoor music experience “a little bit higher… Read More →

2014-15 Ski Industry Statistics & Trends: Facts, Stats & Skier Visits

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So how was your season? Maybe you skied more days than last year, or maybe not. Did you try a new resort this year, or just stick close to home? Did you buy a season pass or get day ticket?… Read More →

Beer Me: Best Canned Beers for Outdoor Activities

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If absence makes the heart grow fonder, then summer is Romeo to our winter Juliet. Like the star-crossed lovers, we eagerly await the opportunity to progress our romance. However, we’re talking about our love of summer activities like hiking, biking,… Read More →

Ever Wonder What It’s Like To Ski Antarctica?

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Although skiing can be found on all seven continents, Antarctica is the most exclusive and remote destination. You won’t find any chairlifts there, but for around $30,000, companies such as Adventure Network International (ANI) will allow you to check Antarctica… Read More →

Pro Tips & Highlights: The Mountain Collective Pass

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The 2014/2015 winter brought epic conditions to all of the resorts on the Mountain Collective Pass. I was lucky enough to experience it first hand, having just completed a Rocky Mountain road trip that hit all 7 resorts in a… Read More →

Work Hard, Shred Harder: Co-Working Spaces in Ski Towns

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Midweek powder days pose some of life’s most arduous dilemmas: Should I go, or should I stay? Should I work, or should I play? Thanks to an emergence of ski town co-working spaces, you get the best of both worlds:… Read More →

New High Speed Ski Lifts Coming To Colorado & Utah

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In 1981, Breckenridge installed a detachable high-speed lift, the Quicksilver SuperChair. Clipping along at over twice the speed of conventional fixed-grip lifts, this chair was the first of what would become the ski industry standard. This summer is seeing a… Read More →

10 Essential Hiking Tips Every Beginner Hiker Should Know

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Hiking is an excellent low-impact workout. Studies show it offers multiple physical and mental benefits. From reducing anxiety to preventing osteoporosis, hiking is an outdoor activity delivering benefits beyond scenic and fun. Unlike walking on a treadmill or paved path,… Read More →

8 of the World’s Most Famous Ski Runs

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and, to some extent, fame is too. What qualifies a ski run to be one of “the world’s most famous” largely depends on where you are in the world and what you… Read More →