Where to Go

Skiing Utah's Park City

By Andrew McLean

There's a lot to learn about how to get the most out of skiing in Park City, Utah. Come along as ski correspondent Andrew McLean explores his own back yard (yes, he lives there) and in this comprehensive three part story gives us the lowdown on the different sides to this unique ski town.

The Adventure Side to Israel

Join editor Peter Potterfield as he ventures on a journey of discovery through the backcountry of Israel in search of adventure. Who would expect world class canyons to rival those of southern Utah, or a feature so grand it is called the Grand Canyon of the Middle East. Along the way, he discovers the civilized city of Tel Aviv, and the historical epicenter of Jerusalem’s Old City.


Sawtooth Traverse

A trek across the mountains of Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness reveals a rugged landscape of uncommon beauty and glorious solitude, a unique place that creates a backcountry journey like no other.

Across Montana's Beartooths

A hike through Montana's Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness to the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park is one of America's iconic wilderness journeys

From Chaco Canyon to Sky City

Come along on a hiking expedition through the magical landscapes of New Mexico, from the sprawling complex of great houses and kivas in Chaco Canyon, to the mysteries of the Acoma people’s mesa-top pueblo and their ancient trade routes across the lava flows


Kick and Glide in the Canadian Rockies

Join us for a cross-country ski expedition to sample the premier terrain and best lodges of Alberta’s Candaian Rockies, from the Lake Louise area and Bow Lake to the mountains of Canmore’s Kananaskis Country


Heli-Skiing in the North Cascades

By Aaron Talbot

Deep powder, blue skies and 3,500 foot runs await skiers on the edges of North Cascades National Park, where a  heli-ski operation will save your legs for the ski down.

Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman

By Polly Evans

Travel writer Polly Evans’s latest book, Mad Dogs and an Englishwoman, tells of her journey to Canada’s Yukon Territory to learn to drive sled dogs. 

Into the Yukon’s Kluane National Park

By Polly Evans

The spectacular 90-mile Donjek Route is one of the most challenging in the Yukon Territory, traversing a backcountry where three adjoining parks—Kluane, Tatshenshini-Alsek and Wrangell- St. Elias create 38,000 square miles of pure wilderness


Four Seasons Resort at Whistler




Peak 2 Peak Gondola Opens at Whistler

By Staff

Jubilant crowds celebrated the opening of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola, the highest and longest in the world, creating a new thrill ride that makes for an easy trip from Blackcomb Mountain to Whistler Mountain and back again in just 11 minutes


Hiking Newfoundland’s Long Range Traverse

 The 35 kilometer Long Range Traverse through Newfoundland’s Gros Morne National Park pays off with genuine wilderness on a grand scale, but this trail-less backcountry route will challenge your navigational skills. Then you can go kayaking among icebergs  and whales when you’ve completed the hike.


The Planet Ice Project: Into the Cordillera Blanca of Peru

By James Martin - October 2nd, 2008

James Martin, writing exclusively for as he photographs and researches his new book, Planet Ice, reports from Huascaran National Park in the Cordillera Blanca of Peru

A Hike Below the Eiger with John Harlin

 The mountains of Grindelwald Switzerland, are some of the most spectacular in Europe. A recent hike through them with John Harlin, whose father made the first American ascent of the storied Eiger, provided a glimpse into mountaineering history. Roaming below the looming North Face of the Eiger is a unique experience for any climber or backcountry traveler.

Across the Alps on Skis

By Staff

Across the Alps on skis and other adventure blogs by staffers. Come along with mountain skier and climber Gordy Skoog on his “Tale of Two Haute Routes,” and yet another first ascent for him in the North Cascades. The people who work here take the outdoors seriously, so check out the blog section for more, including Mike Rougeux’s Climbing on California’s Lost Coast and Peter Potterfield’s hiking odyssey in New Zealand.

Hiking Historic Chilkoot Pass

 Five days on the legendary Chilkoot Pass Trail, one of the premier backcountry routes in North America, inspires  new respect for the physical stamina of the Klondike gold rush miners as it takes you from the Inside Passage through British Columbia and into the wilds of the Yukon. 

Skiers' Trifecta in Interior British Columbia

By Andrew McLean

Tall, Dark and Handsome: Skiing the Kootney Rockies big three – Revelstoke, Kicking Horse and Fernie. ski correspondent Andrew McLean continues his quest for the perfect snow.

The Planet Ice Project: Into the Arctic Ice Pack

By James Martin

James Martin, writing exclusively for as he photographs and researches his new book, Planet Ice, reports from the Kapitan Khlebnikov, a Russian Icebreaker, in the Arctic Ocean.

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