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December, 2010

Cat Skiing for Powder Hounds

December 4, 2010


By Peter Schroeder Cheaper than heli-skiing and easier than trudging into the backcountry, snowcat skiing is a great way to break out beyond the ski-area boundaries and get into powdery terrain far from civilization. If you’re new to ’cat skiing, know some key pointers before setting out. Getting Ready You don’t have to be an [...]

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Features , Snowsports

Sun Valley at 75

December 4, 2010


Sun Valley, the opulent jewel of northwest skiing, has finally added the one high-end amenity it has been missing: a gondola. In celebration of the resort’s 75th season this year, the new Roundhouse Gondola will whisk passengers 2,000 vertical feet up the flanks of Bald Mountain in a mere eight minutes.

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Snowsports , Travel

Winter birding takes off

December 3, 2010


Never underestimate the power of winter birding. We’ve found it well worth the chill, layers of clothing and hot drinks to enjoy flocks of migratory birds, the hoots of owls and the thrill of discovering an uncommon avian visitor.

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Misc , Travel