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11 of the Nation’s Best Hikes

11 of the Nation’s Best Hikes

By no means an exhaustive list, here are 11 hikes across the country that simply have to be on your radar. From the rolling mountains of the southeast, to the jagged peaks of the west, to the canyons, waterfalls, and old-growth forests of the Pacific Coast, these...

What to Eat Before a Run

What to Eat Before a Run

Find out what and when to eat before high-intensity, race pace and recovery runs – as well as races. Most of us have no problem devoting time to thinking about what we’re going to eat after a run. In fact, it’s pretty much the only thing we do think about during the...

29 Running Tips To Help You Become A Better Runner

29 Running Tips To Help You Become A Better Runner

Our expert guide will help you become a better, stronger and injury-proof runner, whether you’re a veteran or just starting out We humans rose to the top of the food chain because our big brains helped us out-smart both predators and prey. Stands to reason, right? But...

The 11 Best Running Books

The 11 Best Running Books

Be inspired and pick up some valuable insight with these top running reads. Even the most obsessed runners can only spend at most a few hours running every day, which leaves a lot of time to fill. Sure, you might “work”, and occasionally need to “sleep” and “eat”, but...

Keep Your Fingers and Toes Warm on Winter Hikes

Keep Your Fingers and Toes Warm on Winter Hikes

Cold fingers and toes cause quick misery in the backcountry. The key to feeling as warm as possible is keeping your digits toasty. Take care of your hands and feet and you’ll have a much more pleasant winter camping experience.The numbness you feel in your extremities...

Expanding Horizons at Revelstoke Mountain

Expanding Horizons at Revelstoke Mountain

La Baguette, the tiny coffee shop at the base of Revelstoke Mountain Resort, is routinely bustling at 8:00 a.m. Six young women from B.C. and Alberta crowd around a table with gear tucked at their feet, preparing to head out of bounds into the RMR backcountry for a...

Revelstoked

Revelstoked

Revelstoke, B.C. has it all: heli-skiing, cat-skiing, backcountry skiing, and a 3,121-skiable-acre resort with 5,620 vertical feet of pure B.C. pow for the shredding. It began as many things do, on a wild promise. Rooted in British Columbia's inland temperate...

8 Tips for Being Active in the Winter

8 Tips for Being Active in the Winter

A little creativity is needed to stay active in the winter. Short days, numerous layers of clothing, and stomach-filling holiday meals don’t exactly inspire an after-work run, bike ride, or weekend kayak trip. But, instead of hibernating when the temperatures drop and...

5 Seriously Steep Eastern Runs

5 Seriously Steep Eastern Runs

East Coast skiing is known for ice and challenging terrain, but steeps? That too. Western skiers take it for granted that their ski areas are more hardcore than their Eastern counterparts and like to pooh-pooh the idea that the East Coast boasts some truly challenging...

The Language of Skiing

The Language of Skiing

Though the words coming out of our mouths might not make sense to each other, when the snow falls, skiers worldwide understand one other perfectly well. I’m sitting with seven other skiers and two guides in CMH’s Galena Lodge getting a briefing on what to expect over...

3 Reasons to Get Avy Savvy This Winter

3 Reasons to Get Avy Savvy This Winter

You know that feeling of having the mountain all to yourself? It doesn’t come often on downhill skis—last chair, maybe, or a quiet tree run around the lunch hour. If you’re willing to work for it, though, there’s a way to find that first-chair feeling all winter...

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