Issue 64

Drinking Local in the High Sierra:  Mammoth Brewing

Drinking Local in the High Sierra: Mammoth Brewing

By Derrick Peterman, The Beer Runner Hearing the words “head for the mountains” brings back awkward college memories of swilling cheap Busch beer in college back in the ‘80s. Thankfully in our more enlightened times, heading for California’s Sierra Nevada mountains...
Family Shred Day

Family Shred Day

A terrain park experience for the whole family Story by Matt Niswonger • Photos by Cathy Claesson The idea sounded simple enough: hire some instructors from the Burton Snowboard Academy at Northstar to teach our family how to ride the terrain parks. I even had a “code...
Love in the Snow

Love in the Snow

Because shared adversity breeds intimacy, it’s hard to beat winter ski touring By Leonie Sherman I have a friend who will not commit to a man unless she has beaten him at a game and deemed his reaction to losing satisfactory. She wants to make sure his ego is not too...
Sandbagging an Olympian

Sandbagging an Olympian

Ski Racer Daron Rahlves dives head first into the Sierra backcountry with snowboarder Jeremy Jones Story and photos by Seth Lightcap You’re only a virgin once so we had to go big. Especially considering the man of the hour. The task at hand was to take former Olympian...
SUPathlon

SUPathlon

A Colorado transplant gets his feet wet and more in his first – if not the first – “SUPathlon” By A.J. Johnson For the past 10 years I lived in the Denver area and during that time I did a lot of several types of athlons: triathlons, duathlons, aquathalons...
The Comforts of Ski Camping

The Comforts of Ski Camping

Tips for keeping warm, hydrated and frost-bite free Winter ski touring doesn’t have to be a sufferfest. In fact, with knowledge, preparation and the right gear, backpacking on skis in the dead of winter can be quite comfortable, says Mike Schwartz, an experienced...
A Royal Opportunity

A Royal Opportunity

What is the future of Royal Gorge, America’s largest cross-country ski area, after bankruptcy? By Tim Hauserman At Royal Gorge Cross-Country on Donner Summit, you can wind your way past the Snow Mountain hut to the jaw-dropping views from Point Mariah, ski along the...
Gift Giving Guide

Gift Giving Guide

Holiday Gift Ideas for the Adventure Sports Enthusiast on Your List!...
Bicycle Dreams

Bicycle Dreams

The award winning film “Bicyle Dreams” (featured in our Dec2011/Jan2012 issue) has recently announced their national winter big screen tour, with the following California locations & dates: Jan. 26, 2012 Oakland Feb. 2, 2012, San Diego Feb, 5, 2012...
Bicycle Dreams, A Documentary

Bicycle Dreams, A Documentary

The True Story of the Race Across America The Race Across America is an epic, 3000-mile bicycle race from the Pacific to the Atlantic. First held in 1982, RAAM is considered one of the most challenging sporting events in the world. Top riders finish in less than 10...