Rob Story

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Cabin Fever

In the backcountry, where pain and satisfaction are often bedfellows, good partners—and good drugs—make all the difference.

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Mission Impossible

This Navy Seal Special Ops Lieutenant is a badass. And his biceps? Bigger than your torso. But Pete Scobell went 17 years between turns and is trying to make it on the Freeride World Tour.

Craig DiPietro, Somewhere between Keystone and Breck

The Hillbilly Haute Route

Who can afford to ski the real Haute Route during a recession? What we need is a domestic version, a tour connecting, say, nine ski areas in Colorado. It’s out there for any mountain yokel willing to hoist a heavy pack, bribe snowmobilers, and break trail where trails aren’t meant to be broken. It starts in luxury and ends with nearly rotten mayonnaise—conditions permitting.

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Skiing Will Never Be The Same: The Life and Death of Shane McConkey

On the surface, there was the nose picking on camera, the scatological humor, the pranks, and the endless self-mockery. But Shane McConkey was no lightweight. He revolutionized skiing three times—challenging what we ski, how we ski, and even how we think about skiing. So when cinematographers, ski manufacturers, and skiers wanted to predict the future, they looked to him. After a tragic accident this past spring, skiers came to one conclusion: Skiing Will Never Be The Same.

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Huck Off

In an era of one-upping each other, when do pro skiers call it quits?