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Near and Far

North Cascade Heli ventures deep into the remote cascades for some of the Pacific Northwest's most exciting terrain.

Brian Haklisch drops a sunset line back to the Mt. Zimmer Yurt in Montana's Beartooth Mountains. The yurt provides easy access to high alpine terrain.

Bear Country

The endless backcountry terrain surrounding Cooke City, Mont., is as wild and wily as the town itself. Beartooth Powder Guides attempts to tame it.

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Pivot Point

Friendships, especially the lifelong ones, are forged on highs and lows. It's not that we forget, exactly, but it's easier to remember at Silverton, where there's nothing to focus on besides going up and getting down.

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In A Van Down By The Bullwheel

With few places to sleep at the hill, the ski areas of the Pacific Northwest foster a tight- knit community of skiers who believe the best slopeside accommodations roll in on four wheels.

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Cat-Skiing in the Andes

It's not the first place a typical businessman would put a cat-skiing operation, but Ski Arpa's founder, Anton Sponar, isn't a typical guy.

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2010-11 AT Bindings Explained

We tested five of next year's AT bindings at our gear test. Our Aspen-based gear expert gave us a video rundown of how they work, their touring functions, and what they're best for.

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The Life of a Legend

Leif Borgeson, the snow safety director at Arapahoe Basin, and the Chuck Norris of snow science, passed away recently. Calling him a legend isn’t an overstatement.

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How To: Demo Skis

When it comes to skis it's always good to try before you buy. Which is why demoing skis is a good idea. Line Skis' Alex Albers told us what kind of research to do before you demo, how to fully test the skis on snow, and what he looks for in a ski.

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Breakfast With John Spriggs

Oatmeal, a cinnamon raisin bagel with cream cheese, orange juice, and water. That’s what TGR and Poor Boyz athlete John Spriggs had for breakfast this morning.

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Greg Hill Two Mill

The Canadian mountaineer is attempting to ski two million vertical feet under his own power this year. He’s more than half way done. He broke down the vert, told us what he does to stay motivated, and gave a warning about Chilean chicken heads.

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Fat Tire Bike Fest

Crested Butte dedicates a whole week each June to mountain biking. This year, it includes the chainless world championships.

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Five-Question Interview: Patrick Deneen

Get ready to hear the name Patrick Deneen a lot around the middle of February, because the Washington state-based mogul skier is gearing up to dominate at the Vancouver Olympics. Heather Hansman talked to him about heated rivalries, getting hated on by the judges, and his least favorite Olympic sport.

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The Greenest Ski Areas

Find out how your favorite ski resort stacks up on a new environmental scorecard put out by the nonprofit Ski Area Citizens’ Coalition. The winning resorts? Squaw, Aspen, and Buttermilk.

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Head Games

Intrawest has a new helmet policy. Starting this season, riders at Whistler Blackcomb, Mont Tremblant, Copper, Winter Park, and others will be encouraged to wear helmets.

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The Edge of Never

In 1996, legendary big-mountain skier Trevor Petersen was killed skiing in Chamonix, France. In 2005, his 15-year-old son Kye went to Chamonix in with his dad’s friends to ski the line that killed his father. The film that documents his experience, The Edge of Never, comes out this fall.