5280

Searching for Snuffy
How the men of the 10th Mountain Division helped me discover my long-deceased grandfather
5280
December 2006

We are the world
Language immersion schools have become wildly popular nationwide. But are they really as great as advertised?
5280
August 2012

Life According To ... Katie Uhlaender
Back-page interview with fearless -- and at times peerless -- Olympic skeleton racer
5280
February 2010

The accidental activist
Profile of 1800s miner-turned-environmentalist Edwin Carter
5280
April 2009

Life According to ... Jeff Kullman
Back-page interview with Colorado's mountain-highway chief
5280
November 2008

Dopers, beware
U.S. Anti-Doping Agency CEO Terry Madden doesn't joke around
5280
December 2007

Backcountry

Tree cookies
How avalanche forecasters use scarred tree rings to study massive slides
Backcountry
January 2015

20 years of avalanche safety, rescue
Eight esteemed snow-safety gurus explain what's changed in the past two decades (part of 20th anniversary issue)
Backcountry
November 2014

Germany's backcountry superhero
Oxford-educated businessman, Himalayan peak slayer, savior of the Dynafit brand -- all Benedikt Boehm lacks is a cape
Backcountry
November 2011
*cover story

Fall line familia
For the sons of Canadian extreme skiing pioneer Eric Pehota, the tracks are there to follow
Backcountry
January 2013

Mountaineering chic
Why aren't more women going big?
Backcountry
February 2012

The lucky one
Italian ski mountaineer Giulia Monego uses her expeditions to give foreign kids hope
Backcountry
November 2011

All walk, no talk
A pitch-by-pitch breakdown of Andreas Fransson's historic solo descent of Denali's south face
Backcountry
October 2011

Steep price to pay
Increased backcountry traffic in Chamonix, France, has locals wondering if disaster is imminent
Backcountry
October 2011

Under the radar
A profile of ski mountaineer Kip Garre
Backcountry
February 2011
*cover story

Bike

Life on the Brink
One man's solitary devotion to a grueling trail high in Utah's Wasatch Range
Bike
November 2014

Boston Globe Magazine

Lofty goal
Profile of the NHL's first black player, Willie O'Ree, and the secret he kept
Boston Globe Magazine
December 2007
*cover story

Speed racer
Interview with Olympic mountain biker Mary McConneloug
Boston Globe Magazine
August 2008

Connecticut Magazine

Found
Inside a mother's 44-year search for the baby she gave away
Connecticut Magazine
March 2011

Denver Post

Telemark skiing escapes hippie rut in Italy
At the Polartec Scufoneda festival, freeheelers celebrate their sport's new freeride-centric direction
Denver Post
March 2011

Crash changes racer's life
Two-time world champion Monique Merrill has a new view on mortality after a horrific wreck in France
Denver Post
September 2010

A legendary runner's comeback
Melody Fairchild, 37, aims for the 2012 Olympics two decades after she became a national sensation
Denver Post
September 2010

Singletrack minds
A first-person recap of the 190-mile Breck Epic mountain bike stage race
Denver Post
July 2009

Loveland vs. A-Basin
Inside the heated race between two tiny ski areas to open America's winter season
Denver Post
October 2008

Revenge ride turns into passion quest
On the nation's highest, most punishing courses, Josh Tostado can't be beaten
Denver Post
July 2008

Elevation Outdoors

The rest of your life
An essay about rec sports in mountain towns
Elevation Outdoors
January 2015

Riding the wave
Why sharing the magic of the backcountry can be more enthralling than living it
Elevation Outdoors
January 2013

The reunion
Some bonds run deeper than the mountains
Elevation Outdoors
October 2011

Deep in the Far East
Why traveling halfway around the world brings clarity and perspective you can't find in your backyard
Elevation Outdoors
December 2013

ESPN the Magazine

When I knew ... I could whip the boys
Motocross racer Vicki Golden's breakthrough moment led to a historic feat in Los Angeles
ESPN the Magazine
August 2013

ESPN The Magazine

Golden opportunities
Which athletes are likely to sweep X Games and Olympic gold?
ESPN The Magazine
January 2014

Olympic preview: Mogul skiing
Heather McPhie's D-spin is one of the hardest moves in the sport. Here's how it unfolds
ESPN The Magazine
January 2014

ESPN.com

Same slopes, different tracks
Mikaela Shiffrin and Lindsey Vonn, arguably the two best female ski racers in U.S. history, trained on the same mountain, competed for the same club and live 10 miles apart. That's where the similarities end
ESPN.com
February 2015
*ran on Page 1

Crash spoils Bode Miller's comeback
Two-time World Cup champ's career in doubt after spectacular tumble while leading super-G
ESPN.com
February 2015

Ski racing personified
When two young athletes died in an avalanche in Austria, the U.S. Ski Team was left to balance pain and privilege at its first home world championships in 16 years
ESPN.com
February 2015
*ran on Page 1

More than talent
Thalente Biyela was beaten, orphaned and addicted to drugs while he was still a child, but skateboarding provided escape from the inescapable
ESPN.com
December 2014
*ran on Page 1

The afterlife
Skills wane, 14-year-old phenoms emerge, sponsors move on. Which way to flight school?
ESPN.com
November 2014
*ran on Page 1

Moore honors brother's legacy
One year after his brother Caleb died, Colten Moore returned to the X Games and won a bittersweet gold medal
ESPN.com
January 2014
*ran on Page 1

Tucker Hibbert's secret
How does one man win nearly every snowmobile race? A peak behind the curtain with the best ever
ESPN.com
January 2014
*ran on Page 1

Evolution of style
A breakdown of the world's most innovative freeskiing tricks, as defined by the athletes who invented them
ESPN.com
March 2013
*ran on Page 1

Perfect aim
Shaun White's 100-point halfpipe run at last year's X Games stirred the pot--and made snowboarding history
ESPN.com
January 2013
*ran on Page 1

Lost edge
How Xavier Bertoni went from being the world's best halfpipe skier to a case study in mental paralysis
ESPN.com
February 2014
*ran on Page 1

Living with Lyme
After 14 years of misdiagnosis, Angeli VanLaanen's Lyme disease is in remission and she's on her way to Sochi
ESPN.com
February 2014
*ran on Page 1

A turn for the better
Olympic ski cross racer Chris Del Bosco struggled with addiction for a decade, but that demon - much like his competition - is behind him
ESPN.com
February 2010

Parrot an unlikely champion
Max Parrot has been shunned his entire career. Why that all changed in 17 hours
ESPN.com
January 2014
*ran on Page 1

The Goepper way
Freeskier Nick Goepper rose from the cornfields of Indiana to become the Olympic slopestyle favorite
ESPN.com
January 2014
*ran on Page 1

Finding her place
Born in Paraguay, adopted and raised in Massachusetts, Julia Marino is about to become Paraguay's first winter Olympian
ESPN.com
December 2013
*ran on Page 1

Before the dawn
Nearly three years after his father died next to him on a mountain, Ian Borgeson earns a place among the world's elite big-mountain skiers
ESPN.com
November 2013
*ran on Page 1

Height of courage
Melissa Arnot has summited Mount Everest five times and knows about its dangers, but the scariest thing she’s seen there was entirely manmade
ESPN.com
November 2013

The day nothing happened
With more backcountry access from ski resorts, a false sense of security is rising
ESPN.com
November 2013
*ran on Page 1

Guy Mariano's resurrection
How one of the world's greatest skateboarders beat a crack cocaine addiction to ride again
ESPN.com
June 2013
*ran on Page 1

The Baldock promise
It took the tragic death of BMX superstar Kyle Baldock's brother to bring out his full potential
ESPN.com
May 2013
*ran on Page 1

Within the ropes
Part 3 in a series: Litigation involving inbounds avalanche fatalities is on the rise in the U.S.
ESPN.com
November 2012
*ran on Page 1

Why are more people dying in avalanches?
Part 2 in a series: A hard look at a growing problem, and what we can do to stop it
ESPN.com
October 2012
*ran on Page 1

Aftermath of a disaster
A deadly avalanche in Nepal begs the question: How could this have happened?
ESPN.com
October 2012
*ran on Page 1

Unskied Lines: Grand Teton
First skied in 1971, the Grand still has never been descended without downclimbing or rope assistance
ESPN.com
June 2010

Home at last
How Torin Yater-Wallace, Aspen's homegrown X Games medalist, overcame homelessness and other struggles to thrive
ESPN.com
January 2012
*ran on Page 1

State of the Sport: Backcountry
A series of interviews with an esteemed guide, avalanche forecaster and pro skier; also, an avalanche gallery
ESPN.com
November 2011

Gore under investigation
Why the maker of Gore-Tex is being probed in the U.S. and Europe
ESPN.com
July 2011

Colorado by foot and lift
A story and photo gallery from a ski season's worth of road trips around the state
ESPN.com
May 2011
*includes photo gallery

Kip's greatest gift
Remembering a wonderful friend and uber-talented athlete, Kip Garre
ESPN.com
May 2011

A champion's heartbreak
Freeskiing world champ Angel Collinson opens up about the death of her boyfriend, skier Ryan Hawks
ESPN.com
April 2011
*ran on Page 1

Unskied Lines: Lhotse Couloir
Two Americans are attempting a first ski descent of the world's fourth largest mountain: 27,890-foot Lhotse
ESPN.com
April 2011

The social media contract
In action sports, an athlete's followers and fans are like a direct marketer's low-hanging fruit
ESPN.com
March 2011

Over the radar
Tracing the roots of Bobby Brown's rise to freeskiing superstar
ESPN.com
January 2011

Air Force pilgrimage
College football's best-kept secret is a small, overachieving school in Colorado Springs
ESPN.com
November 2010
*ran on Page 1

Unskied Lines: Caroline Face, Mt. Cook
The southest face of New Zealand's tallest peak is a wild and dangerous place -- and offers a tantalizing ski line
ESPN.com
October 2010

Unskied Lines: Mount Francais, Antarctica
Behold nearly two vertical miles of heavily crevassed, avalanche-prone magnificence. Can it be skied?
ESPN.com
September 2010

Welcome double back
Australian motocross pioneer Cam Sinclair's improbable return from a catastrophic double backflip attempt
ESPN.com
July 2010
*ran on Page 1

Nosebleeders unite
Why the farthest seats from home plate are also some of the best in baseball
ESPN.com
July 2010
*ran on Page 1

Unskied Lines: Denali South Face
Chris Davenport has had this complicated, 8,000-foot line in his sights for years
ESPN.com
July 2010

Three of a kind
For years, the Backstrom name has been tied to one gifted skier. Ingrid's two younger brothers, Arne and Ralph, seem intent on changing that
ESPN.com
May 2010

Greg Stump, uncensored
Freeskiing's legendary filmmaker talks about his life, his smoking-hot girlfriend, and The Legend of Aahhh's
ESPN.com
May 2010

Unskied Lines: Mount Saipal, Western Nepal
This 6,000-foot face averages 45 degrees from the summit of a 23,000-foot mountain
ESPN.com
May 2010

Unskied Lines: Mount Francis, Valdez, AK
The first in a series on the world's hairiest lines
ESPN.com
April 2010

Saving grace
Max Mancini's long road back from unthinkable tragedy
ESPN.com
October 2009
*ran on Page 1

EXPN Magazine

Ride on the Wild Side
Profile of Alaskan snowmobiling legend Jay Quinlan
EXPN Magazine
September 2008

Freeskier

Pack like you mean it
What to bring into the backcountry on day trips and expeditions
Freeskier
December 2013

Survival's aftermath
Exploring PTSD and other psychological consequences of surviving an avalanche
Freeskier
January 2013

Frequency

Keep calm, shovel on
What happens when a rogue Alaska storm drops 120 inches of snow in four days during a ski camping trip
Frequency
March 2014

L.A. Times

No-go zones for snowboarding down to three
A window inside a dying culture: the last of North America's ski-only resorts
L.A. Times
March 2008

Bode Miller takes legacy seriously
Preview of an improbable season in which Miller won the World Cup overall title
L.A. Times
November 2007

Middlebury Magazine

Peak conditions
Ski mountaineer Jamie Laidlaw, 29, has made his name descending coveted lines around the world
Middlebury Magazine
January 2010

In the line of fire
The backstage life of a Secret Service agent on the presidential campaign trail
Middlebury Magazine
January 2008
*can be viewed upon request

Mr. Unconventional
Profile of unlikely--and yet highly successful--college athletic director Erin Quinn
Middlebury Magazine
January 2007

Requiem for a dream
First rape, then Lyme disease. Yet Tara Sheahan never let go of her Olympic pursuit
Middlebury Magazine
January 2006

Mountain Gazette

The tipping point
Tracing mountain-town development from 1972 to 2012 (part of 40th anniversary issue)
Mountain Gazette
August 2012

The Lost Art of Getting By
Drinking water out of jars, skiing 200 days a year -- for some, it's the life
Mountain Gazette
January 2009

Starting over
A mountain man moves to Hawaii at age 55
Mountain Gazette
October 2011

Jonesing
Why do we jones? What is a jones? The first episode of a new blog, Brexico, for the Mountain Gazette
Mountain Gazette
July 2011

The Lost Art of Dropping By
Why the old-fashioned spontaneous visit still works in a mountain town
Mountain Gazette
January 2011

Why our gear represents our personality
An essay on adventures with outdoor gear and what they teach us about people
Mountain Gazette
September 2010

The Lost Art of Talking Yourself Out of a Ticket
Wherein I get a $243 speeding ticket and write a story about my pathetic excuses
Mountain Gazette
July 2009

National Geographic Adventure

Instant Ironman
How a less-is-more approach to race training produces startling results
National Geographic Adventure
March 2009

Divide and conquer
A road trip through the stunningly empty Southern Colorado mountains
National Geographic Adventure
August 2008

Outside

Avalanche rescue needs a revolutionary
Manuel Genswein has spent more than two decades burying himself alive and pushing shovels to their breaking point to determine the best ways to save snow-slide victims. His biggest challenge? ­Convincing the world’s most experienced rescuers that he’s right
Outside
January 2016

The next Shaun White is a 14-year-old girl
Meet Chloe Kim, an early favorite to become snowboarding's main attraction at the 2018 Olympics
Outside
January 2015

Climbing's little helper
Several near deaths on the world’s highest peaks have shed light on a dangerous trend in mountaineering: rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs, particularly the powerful steroid dexamethasone
Outside
April 2013

Hero complex
A brash new company is revolutionizing crisis response. So why all the enemies?
Outside
April 2011

Adventure footwear
After reviewing more than 40 new models of shoes and boots, we picked the best in six categories
Outside
May 2012

Wellness keys: Fill 'er up
Mountain bike champ Josh Tostado's transformative (and robust) diet
Outside
January 2009

Bleeding to death in the desert
As-told-to interview with Danelle Ballengee, part of cover package on survival
Outside
November 2007

And you call yourself a ski bum
By-the-numbers profile of world record holder Rainer Hertrich
Outside
August 2006

Outside Online

Is Brad Gobright the next great free soloist?
Profile of underground rock-climbing wunderkind who works as a busboy in Boulder
Outside Online
November 2015

'Summit or death!'
A new study shows that climbers from countries with rigid social structures are more likely to summit Himalayan mountains—but also more likely to die trying
Outside Online
January 2015

Parade

Coast-to-coast crusade
Ultramarathon man Dean Karnazes is running across the country to educate Americans about obesity
Parade
January 2011

Popular Science

Eyes on the storm
A revolutionary sensor changes the way we get our weather forecasts
Popular Science
September 2009

Powder

The cast
An ode to the characters who make your local ski area feel like home
Powder
November 2015

Breaking bad
How criticizing the victims of avalanche accidents perpetuates the problem
Powder
December 2013

Tween dream
Estonian 10-year-old Kelly Sildaru is already one of the most famous skiers in the world
Powder
February 2013

Almost famous
How a 17-year-old Swedish photographer (and high school student) got the gig of a lifetime
Powder
January 2013

Rock and Ice

The one who counts
Elizabeth Hawley, 86, never climbed a mountain. So how did she become a mountaineering icon in Nepal?
Rock and Ice
September 2010

Running Times

Lonely heights
Why a genius, beloved coach was exiled from distance running
Running Times
May 2009

SKI

Road trip
Back-page essay reflecting on a near-fatal accident in rural Montana
SKI
December 2015

Confessions of a ski-town chef
Four culinary pros share the highs and lows of the high-altitude food biz
SKI
November 2015

Bell to bell
Sometimes more is better. An essay on seven straight hours of skiing
SKI
March 2014

Skiing

The small arms race
Independent resorts are competing with the big boys by expanding terrain. But will more skiable acres guarantee more powder for everyone?
Skiing
January 2015

Selling the mystique
Taos Ski Valley has been a purist’s dream—a hardcore skier’s mountain run by a family that hiked the steeps and resisted corporate schlock. But with a new owner and big developments on the horizon, can this sacred space hold on to that authentic soul?
Skiing
November 2014

Can skiing save Valdez, Alaska?
What happens when an oil town runs out of oil? One of the world's adventure Meccas is about to find out
Skiing
November 2011

The notebook
Tentbound ski touring in Alaska's Chugach Range
Skiing
December 2013

The vortex
Chasing shamans, couloirs, and emptiness in Colorado's Sangre de Cristo range
Skiing
November 2012

Growing big
Spurred by unprecedented popularity, big-mountain ski competitions come of age
Skiing
November 2011

Cheat Sheet: Guide to backcountry skiing
A wide-ranging package on venturing into uncontrolled snow
Skiing
October 2009

The Wild West of the East: A Ski Expedition to Nepal
A compilation of web posts and photos from a 40-day adventure into the Himalaya
Skiing
September 2009

Snoworld

The Tian Shan in spring
Forget Borat. Kazakhstan holds some of central Asia's biggest mountains and driest snow
Snoworld
Fall 2013

Summit Daily News

Miracle in Moab
World champion adventure racer Danelle Ballengee's improbable survival story
Summit Daily News
December 2006
*cited in the Best American Sports Writing anthology

A passion for pain
A week inside endurance racing's toughest event, Primal Quest
Summit Daily News
July 2008

Who we are: Gonzo
Summit Daily News

Who we are: Jeff Tarczon
Summit Daily News

Summit Magazine

Cigar story
A ski bum's recipe for living large in the high country: stogies, vacation homes, and subsidized housing
Summit Magazine
Summer 2014

Season passes
How to embrace the adventure potential on Summit's many alpine portals
Summit Magazine
Summer 2014

King of the hill
A bum ticker may have ended Rainer Hertrich's world record ski streak, but it didn't dampen his spirit
Summit Magazine
Summer 2012

The boys of winter
Outside, the Virgin Islands ski shop may not look like much. It's what's inside that counts--and has made local history
Summit Magazine
Winter 2013

The mayor of adventureland
Dodging bullets, crevasses, and avalanches, John Warner governs Breckenridge
Summit Magazine
Winter 2013

Graduated Scales
Colorado Mountain College CEO wins admirers through a different brand of leadership
Summit Magazine
January 2011

The Ski Journal

The jewel of Bajhang
Maoists, man-eating bugs, and mysterious peaks in previously unskied Western Nepal
The Ski Journal
January 2010

Trail Runner

Blood sport
How has Anita Ortiz, a 47-year-old mother of four and full-time teacher, come to dominate ultrarunning?
Trail Runner
August 2011
*cover story

Human Express
Dispatches from Karl Meltzer's 2,064-mile run across middle America
Trail Runner
January 2011

The doctor is in
He used to be Michael Jackson's personal physician. Now, this local legend uses trails for a greater good.
Trail Runner
August 2010

Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine

Spirit of the mountains
An essay on my grandfather, 10th Mountain Division veteran Snuffy O'Neil
Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine
Winter 2013

Dish fulfillment
29 can't-miss meals in one of the world's premier dining locales -- the Vail Valley
Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine
Winter 2012