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Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

Rider’s Guide: Angel Fire Bike Park

by Kristen Lummis

Touted as the largest bike park in the Rocky Mountains, the Angel Fire Bike Park in New Mexico has a reputation as being “built for riders, by riders.” Opened in 2011, it’s one of the few North American locations deemed worthy of… Read More →

4 Types of Campers You Want On Your Camping Trip

4 Types of Campers You Want On Your Camping Trip

by Katie Coakley

Oh, summer. Days of outdoor adventures and hijinks, culminating in the ultimate warm weather experience: camping. What other excuse do you have to hang out with friends, not shower for days and experiment with pyromania? While there are many different ways… Read More →

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

by Patrick Thorne

For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →

4 Ways To Explore Like a Free Spirit This Summer

4 Ways To Explore Like a Free Spirit This Summer

by Sarah Woods

Travelling as the free spirit that I am has afforded me wonderful experiences – both in mountains and in cities. From meeting a handsome mountain man un-expectedly (he was riding a horse, I might add), to an impromptu afternoon pub… Read More →

Beginner’s Guide To Downhill Mountain Biking

Beginner’s Guide To Downhill Mountain Biking

by Katie Levy

Editor’s Note: This summer, lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America will be available on Liftopia.com for the first time. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and where… Read More →

10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

by Kristen Lummis

Editor’s Note: This summer, lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America will be available on Liftopia.com for the first time. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and… Read More →

9 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2016-17

9 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2016-17

by Eric Wagnon

When the snow has melted and the ground has thawed, ski resorts turn their attention to construction. For skiers and boarders, the most anticipated projects are new ski lifts that mean faster and sometimes more terrain access. Here is a… Read More →

Crack Open a Cold One: 10 Best Canned Beers for Camping

Crack Open a Cold One: 10 Best Canned Beers for Camping

by Katie Coakley

There are a few truths about camping that we hold self-evident: Lighter is better. Pack in it, pack it out. Avoid poison ivy. Bear bells are useless. However, some things are more of a personal choice, such as how much… Read More →

Introduction To Backpacking & Camping With Kids

Introduction To Backpacking & Camping With Kids

by Alyssa Erickson

Circumnavigating the Mont Blanc Massif via the Haute Route. Havasupai. Cirque of the Towers. The Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho. We dream of taking our kids to these places, not when they are teenagers or young adults. But now, when they… Read More →

6 Fall Color Hikes Worth Getting Out of the Car For

6 Fall Color Hikes Worth Getting Out of the Car For

by Erika Wiggins

Looking for a scene that stops you in your tracks? Here are six hikes that deliver the goods during the autumn leaf change. Choosing six was tough! There are a lot of hikes that could easily make the list, but… Read More →