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    • Free for All: Dispatch from the 2024 Dew Tour

      Free for All: Dispatch from the 2024 Dew Tour

      Olympic hopefuls and their fans rub shoulders at Copper Mountain

      In its 20th year, Dew Tour highlights were plenty: There was snowboarder Lucas Foster landing the first-ever alley-oop double McTwist in the men’s halfpipe and free skier Alex Ferreira winning seven out of seven halfpipe events, a feat never before accomplished. There was a fresh ... More

    • 10 Minutes With Snowboarder Danny Davis

      10 Minutes With Snowboarder Danny Davis

      On the eve of the Winter Dew Tour, the Olympic snowboarder talks to DuJour about his snowboarding bucket list, what makes a good weekend a great weekend and his favorite spots at host resort Copper Mountain

      This year’s Winter Dew Tour, taking place March 8-10 at Copper Mountain, Colorado, marks its 20th anniversary. 100 of the world’s top skiers and boarders will compete in men’s and women’s individual ski and snowboard Superpipe and Streetstyle, as well as the Superpipe High Air & Best Trick ... More

    • Room Request! The Newbury Boston

      Room Request! The Newbury Boston

      Who knew Boston could be so cozy?

      It’s easy to overlook cold weather cities in the winter—what good’s the chill if not for snow sports? But when the weather cools, Boston actually gets more romantic (think: snowy strolls followed by fireside cocktails). In view of the historic Public Garden, which hosts winter ice skating on its More

    • Where To Ski This Winter

      Where To Ski This Winter

      The ski destinations and experiences to be stoked about this season

      The upside of the rainier-than-average summer most of us experienced at the hands of El Nino is twofold when it comes to hitting the slopes this winter: Temps are predicted to be warmer than the usual yet snowfalls are expected to be heavier. That means a longer, bigger, ... More

    • Women on Top: Dispatch from the Stifel Killington Cup

      Women on Top: Dispatch from the Stifel Killington Cup

      The world’s best female ski racers hit the slopes in Vermont

      East coast ski season started with a bang at the Stifel Killington Cup in Killington, Vermont, which over Thanksgiving weekend hosted the world’s best ski racers vying to upset world champ Mikaela Shiffrin. Spoiler alert: They didn’t. At 30, Shiffrin is still the world’s best ... More

    • New England Fall Foliage Guide

      New England Fall Foliage Guide

      Whether you're in it for the pretty colors or pumpkin picking, here are six brilliant New England destinations to hit

      Wetter-than-average summers mean a slow start to fall foliage season—which means you’ve still got plenty of time to plan the perfect escape. Whether you’re on the hunt for rare maples or just out for the pretty colors, here are six (all but guaranteed) brilliant destinations to hit. New Hampshire’s Lake Winnipesaukee The ... More

    • Room Request! The Cloudveil

      Room Request! The Cloudveil

      Sure, you could stay on the mountain in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. But, you’d be missing out

      Jackson, Wyoming, is perhaps best known as a ski town—it gets an average 458 inches of snow each winter—and indeed Jackson Hole Mountain Resort offers something for nearly every level of skier or rider, even the East Coast-groomed who have no idea what to do with this ... More

    • The Weekender: Santa Barbara

      The Weekender: Santa Barbara

      Two hours—and a world away—from L.A., the laid-back city is the jewel of the Central Coast

      Once the sleepy stomping grounds of retirees, college kids, and the uber-famous who’d prefer to remain unnoticed, Santa Barbara has come into its own as a vibrant destination for good food and great wine, on top of ample opportunity for enjoying the outdoors. It’s a quick (and stunning) ride ... More

    • Room Request! Gravity Haus

      Room Request! Gravity Haus

      The Colorado mountain town of Breckenridge might give off a decidedly play-hard vibe, but its most popular hotel actually started off as a coworking space. Guess what? It works.

      Gravity Haus spares no details in its quest to be known as Breckenridge’s most modern offering—the anti-ski lodge ski lodge. Sixty guest rooms eschew the traditional flannel and taxidermy in favor of something closer to industrial lumberjack chic, with concrete floors, exposed pipes, repurposed cargo container ... More

    • Moving Mountains This Season

      Moving Mountains This Season

      Ski resorts are no longer just for skiing. For destinations across the country, the off-season is looking a lot more full-on

      My husband and I had hiked Stowe’s Mount Mansfield at least a half-dozen times before we decided, last spring, to hire a guide to take us up during a long weekend’s stay at The Lodge at Spruce Peak. It wasn’t that we needed to know how, ... More