An Insider’s Guide to Vail’s Hidden Trails
6,000-Meter Himalayan Trekking Peak Climbing Adventures
A Guide to Skiing the Dolomites
Hit Better Than Average Golf Shots
Through its unwavering commitment to R&D, PXG is making golf more welcoming and fun, whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a newcomer to the game.
By Shaun Tolson
High Seas Adventures
You can have a great saltwater game fishing story of your own.
As the United States’ best alpine skiers race for gold in Beijing, many of their Olympic dreams were born on small hills and at ski academies set in unexpected locales worth a visit.
Let the Games Begin
From Monaco to Kentucky, major international sporting events have resumed. It’s the return of bucket-list sports travel and these experts are the ones to know to secure VIP access, including all the pomp and circumstance that comes with it.
THE LUXURY LOOK
Play Room Whether splurging on an avant-garde, sculptural game table for the home or keeping it simple with a putting mat in the office, fun is what it’s all about.
Up the Ante
When temperatures drop, ice climbers both novice and expert descend on Colorado’s Ouray Ice Park—the United States’ premier ice climbing destination never disappoints.
For thigh-deep skiing, Japan is it, bar none. And unlike other destinations that get a lot of perfect powder, it lasts.
Sand, Sweat, and Gears
Dirt biking Baja California Sur is a loud, explosive thrill ride. Completing the trek with moto racing champion Kirk Russell shifts it to full speed—with a rest stop at Mexico’s newest concept hotel.
There’s a real buy-in for resort communities offering amusement and amenities.
THE LUXURY LOOK Row, Row, Row, and Go
A new machine with live-broadcasted workouts from the water can make you forget that you’re rowing indoors. Paired with a grab-and-go bag of simple exercise equipment, the duo achieves results in 30 minutes or less each day.
American Hot Shots
Sporting clays courses across the country are one-upping each other with more stations, new technology, and more interesting surrounds to enhance the game and better trick your instincts into thinking you’re taking aim at the real thing.
Northern California Trail Spin
Why hike it when you can bike it? That’s the premise behind the Tahoe Twirl, an adrenaline-infused bikepacking route that does not disappoint.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN REED OLSEN
Mountain Ski Report
A comprehensive focus on safety and an acknowledgment that this season is different.
The best gear for slopes that see every snowy condition from powder, groomers, and hardpack to fresh tracks off-piste, crust, even chunder.
A Swiss Winter’s Tale
The Alpine towns of Arosa and St. Moritz deliver world-class skiing and dining, with a mountain of difference between them. Which resort is right for you?
Time for Telluride
The Colorado ski haven remains America’s best for enjoying an authentic Old West experience and all types of mountain terrain—from easy green cruisers to powdery bowls accessed via helicopter.
These 10 items stood out among thousands showcased at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando earlier this year.
Near Mont Blanc, Eleven Experience runs a private hamlet specializing in adrenaline-pumping adventures.
Play Hard, Rest Easy
Looking for a fun way to get some physical activity on the yacht or in the backyard? Install a pickleball court. Then inflate the newest superyacht accessory for lounging around in the shade.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKIE BATISTA
BY HEIDI MEEK
Hiking the Alps
Sure, it’s physically demanding, but when it comes to nonstop, jaw-dropping views and well-earned pampering, the Tour du Mont Blanc is a worthy off-the-grid destination.
PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR.
The A to Z of Polo
An international affair, the sport of kings remains a ticket to the world for both the players and the tony crowds who follow the matches each year from Switzerland to Aspen to Argentina.
Traversing the Links
Walk the fairways or ride? Whichever you prefer, there’s a golf cart, golf shoe, and stand bag to do it with style.
Volleys and Vines
Where to go when your passion for playing tennis matches your enthusiasm for drinking wine.
Private Ski Clubs
Escape the crowds with club memberships that provide perks and civility.
Make the change from off-the-rack skis, snowboards, and boots to custom-built equipment.
Ski Touring Gear
An equipment list for an adventure in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.
The American Alps
A new ski tour route in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.
The Call of the North
Wave hunters brave frigid conditions to surf the sea snow.
Ski Like a Local
Finding the best snow is easy with an insider’s know-how.
A whole new level of luxury awaits golfers who make the trek to the birthplace of the game.
Fly Fishing in the Land of Fire
The Rio Grande flows through a remote part of Argentina that offers up some of the largest brown trout in the world.
The One&Only Palmilla is a sport fisherman’s dream.
Surfing Safari: No Swell Hunting Required
Purpose-built wave pools offer a convenient and controlled alternative.
Surfing Safari: Puerto Rico
The Outer Reefs of Dorado Beach are rarely crowded.
Free diving is a sport that pushes the body’s limits to the edge.
BY DAVID KEITH
The motorcycling equipment you need to make the most of your trip.
Surfing Safari: Argentina
Mar del Plata offers wide swaths of sandy beach punctuated by man-made jetties.
BY ALEXANDRA CHENEY
Scramble Through the Southern Alps
A week-long rally on an off-road motorbike through New Zealand’s rugged South Island.
The secret surf spot in Portugal is Peniche, about 60 miles northwest of Lisbon.
BY ALEXANDRA CHENEY
Catch Me If You Can
Sport fishing for marlin and sailfish has become more sophisticated than ever. With satellite boats strategically placed and yachts acting as the motherships, tournaments have turned into scenes from Battlestar Galactica.
BY EVAN MCGLINN
Riding the Old Ghost Trail
New Zealand’s greatest single-track route was a long shot in the making, but now offers some of the country’s most remote, rugged, and remarkable terrain for truly adventurous mountain bikers.
PHOTOGRAPHED AND WRITTEN BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR.
Changing Courses: Missouri
Way beyond the Monterey Peninsula and the sand hills of North Carolina, top designers have carved out exceptional, out-of-the-way greens that are becoming America’s new bucket list-worthy links.
BY SHAUN TOLSON
Mountain Biking Equipment
The kit you need to get the most out of the trail.
BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR.