The Best New Ski Jackets for Resort and Backcountry Performance

Whether you’re having a super cruisy day at the resort or doing vigorous laps in the backcountry, wearing a well-built ski jacket is imperative. Of course we all know a crusher who can shred in a denim jacket, or the friend who loves to rock their vintage snowsuit for irony. But for the rest of […] Whether you’re having a super cruisy day at the resort or doing vigorous laps in the backcountry, wearing a well-built ski jacket is imperative. Of course we all know a crusher who can shred in a denim jacket, or the friend who loves to rock their vintage snowsuit for irony. But for the rest of us, we want solid wind protection and a rugged waterproof-breathable outer layer that can perform in the worst conditions, featuring plentiful pockets and powder skirts. These are the latest and greatest ski jackets capable of ultra-light alpine ascents or insulated cozy on-piste days….

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The 2020 Bible of Bike Tests: Trek Top Fuel 9.9

Of the many regions that have hosted the Bible of Bike Tests over its 11 years, none is as aptly named as Park City. The place is more playground than town. The networks that criss-cross its valleys are so dense and so diverse that you could easily ride all day and never lose sight of […] Of the many regions that have hosted the Bible of Bike Tests over its 11 years, none is as aptly named as Park City. The place is more playground than town. The networks that criss-cross its valleys are so dense and so diverse that you could easily ride all day and never lose sight of town, never cross the same path twice, and never, ever get bored. Then, the higher altitudes bring endless, buff rolling traverses and ridgelines, interrupted only by the occasional narrow chute that drops into steep but sustainable technical perfection….

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The Best New Backcountry Snow Safety Gear

The absolute best snow safety gear that you can buy is education. For starters, taking an AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) recreation course, or an AST (Avalanche Skills Training) course in Canada, will help you make better decisions traveling in avalanche terrain. After that, if you have decided that you want to […] The absolute best snow safety gear that you can buy is education. For starters, taking an AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) recreation course, or an AST (Avalanche Skills Training) course in Canada, will help you make better decisions traveling in avalanche terrain. After that, if you have decided that you want to recreate in the backcountry, here are some of the latest and best pieces of snow safety gear….

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The Best Dutch Ovens for Cooking and Baking

The cast-iron Dutch oven is an essential part of your winter cooking arsenal—the key to better-than-the-bistro braises, game-day chili, and bakery-worthy bread. Round Dutch Oven by Le Creuset If money’s no object, grab this French-made, enameled pot: It maintains heat for evenly cooked roasts and crusty breads, and sears without much sticking. We like the […] The cast-iron Dutch oven is an essential part of your winter cooking arsenal—the key to better-than-the-bistro braises, game-day chili, and bakery-worthy bread….

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25 Easy Game-Day Recipes for Your Super Bowl Party

If you’re excited for Super Bowl Sunday, you’re not alone. But as any seasoned football enthusiast knows, Super Bowl parties seem to fall into two categories when it comes to the food: Hosts frantically whipping up fancy feasts with an ingredient list as long as the Eiffel Tower and prep lists that drag on for […] If you’re excited for Super Bowl Sunday, you’re not alone. But as any seasoned football enthusiast knows, Super Bowl parties seem to fall into two categories when it comes to the food: Hosts frantically whipping up fancy feasts with an ingredient list as long as the Eiffel Tower and prep lists that drag on for days before the Sunday gathering. Or, they order pizza, put out a few bags of tortilla chips and bulk store containers of dips, and call it a day. There has to be a better way. Somewhere between the junk food fest and Michelin-starred spread, there lies the chance to present a delightful array of home-cooked dishes and easy game-day recipes that also aren’t (super) unhealthy and don’t require you toiling away in the kitchen for hours and hours to pull things off….

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Could Fad Diets Lead to a Long, Healthy Life?

EVERY GENERATION has its fashionable eating programs. Think of fad diets like Atkins, Master Cleanse—even cabbage soup. Extreme diets have believers, but they are mostly dismissed by the medical establishment, which generally prefers sensible eating and exercise. But a trio of contemporary diets is garnering interest from doctors and researchers: ketogenic, which focuses on fats […] Tons of quirky diets promise to help you shed pounds and gain years. But what if some are actually legit? A new book argues that a long, healthy life may come down to forgoing protein or skipping a few meals….

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Here Are the Incredible Locations Where Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Filmed

Christopher Nolan is back. The latest film from the director is Tenet, an action epic set in the world of international espionage. Plot details have been kept mostly under wraps, but the first trailer revealed that actors John David Washington (Denzel’s son) and Robert Pattinson (the next Batman) are playing operatives who are tasked with […] Christopher Nolan is back. The latest film from the director is Tenet, an action epic set in the world of international espionage. Plot details have been kept mostly under wraps, but the first trailer revealed that actors John David Washington (Denzel’s son) and Robert Pattinson (the next Batman) are playing operatives who are tasked with stopping “something worse” than a nuclear holocaust to “prevent World War III.”…

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Conrad Anker Explains the Art of Free Solo Mixed Climbing

New Film Captures Climber Matt Cornell Free Soloing a Legendary Montana Route “The harder you dirtbag, combined with the harder your routes, the greater cred you have within your community,” Conrad Anker says in Come and Get It. The video profiles his friend Matt Cornell and his free solo of a hard-mixed rock and ice route in […] “The harder you dirtbag, combined with the harder your routes, the greater cred you have within your community,” Conrad Anker says in Come and Get It. The video profiles his friend Matt Cornell and his free solo of a hard-mixed rock and ice route in Hyalite Canyon in southwestern Montana….

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White Sands National Monument Will Become America’s Newest National Park

If you’re looking to hit every national park in the U.S., your list is about to get a little longer. On Tuesday, Congress passed a bill that would designate White Sands National Monument, located in southern New Mexico, as the country’s newest national park. The bill, which is sponsored by New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich […] If you’re looking to hit every national park in the U.S., your list is about to get a little longer. On Tuesday, Congress passed a bill that would designate White Sands National Monument, located in southern New Mexico, as the country’s newest national park. The bill, which is sponsored by New Mexico Senator Martin Heinrich and New Mexico Representative Xochitl Torres Small, is headed to President Trump’s desk, and he’s expected to sign the measure into law, the Albuquerque Journal reports….

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Rock Climbing 101: Five Simple Tips to Prevent Massive Mistakes

There we were: In the middle of the desert happily climbing pitch after pitch. The weather was crisp and the rock was solid. It was a perfect day for sending routes until… While I was climbing, the rope below formed a noose, coiling around the lever of the grigri device in my belayer’s hands. My […] There we were: In the middle of the desert happily climbing pitch after pitch. The weather was crisp and the rock was solid. It was a perfect day for sending routes until……

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