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Smoke from an unseen forest fire cleared as we crossed the White Mountains through Windy Gap, our string of horses clopping toward a far slope. Ahead of... Read More

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Everyone knows where to find America’s boldest fall colors: the crimson of a maple leaf in Vermont, an oak’s burnished orange in the Smoky Mountains,... Read More

Of the many resorts I've taken my wife and two daughters to to over the years, the Balsams, in the White Mountains of northern New Hampshire, is by far... Read More

Next time you make small talk on a chairlift, ask your seatmates what they paid for their lift tickets. Then hang on to your ski poles. You may be... Read More

PURE Jackson Hole, Wyoming In a mountain town known for its dry climate, Pure offers an alternative to the Bag Balm school of skin care. This sandalwood... Read More

What makes a great ski resort?Hard to say. In nearly 30 years on the slopes, I've had spectacularly memorable times fighting my way down Stowe's... Read More

happening bars Idle Spur, Crested Butte, Colo. Mangy Moose, Jackson Hole, Wyo. The Matterhorn, Stowe, Vt. Red Parka Pub, Glen, N.H. Wobbly Barn,... Read More

Settled by pioneers long before anyone thought of strapping on skis and sliding down Rendezvous Peak, this region of the Rocky Mountains, 60 miles south... Read More

It begins as a sensation of perfect freedom. I'm floating in a bubble of calm, cut free from gravity, snow and branches and blue sky whirling around me.... Read More

Friday morning, Columbus Day weekend. Our rendezvous: Polly's Pancake Parlor, outside Franconia, New Hampshire. The 1830's woodshed is hopping with leaf... Read More

Virtually every setting—coastline, open prairie, mountain range, big city park—makes for rewarding bird-watching. One of the joys of the sport is how... Read More

It’s almost impossible to deny the appeal of a classic New England inn, especially in winter—when fires in guest rooms are actually encouraged, hearty... Read More

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