LUXURY MAGAZINE
Fall/Winter 2023

Food Drink and Bucket-List Touring
A heli-ski helicopter is flying over a snow-covered mountain while skiers are skiing downhill right below.
Sports

Entry-Level Heli-Skiing Excursions at Top Resorts

by Larry Olmsted


A snowboarder wearing a brown snow jacket and blue pants is doing a jump over a snow-covered slope. There are tress and snow-covered mountains in the background.
Sports

5 Top Ski Destinations for Olympic Fans

Larry Olmsted

A heli-ski helicopter is flying over a snow-covered mountain range.  Caption: Heli-skiing in British Columbia, Canada
Sports

Heli-Skiing for the Ultimate Ski Experience

Larry Olmsted

Top view of a snowboarder and a skier on a snow-covered mountain slope full of snow-laden evergreen trees. In the background there are snowy mountains.
Sports

Nordic Escapes to Banff, Stowe and Beaver Creek

Deborah Frank

Golf course with beautiful lakes and greens. Country club in the background.
Sports

New European golf getaways

BY Shaun Tolson

Closeup view of the new and sleek Cobra Golf King Tec Hybrid golf club, showcasing the metallic clubhead, outfitted with three adjustable weight settings
Sports

Top 10 clubs, training aids, and golf accessories from the PGA Merchandise Show

BY Shaun Tolson

Two divers exploring underwater
Sports

Incredibly remote, cold-water diving connects you to the world’s most pristine and exotic oceanic habitats.

By Alexandra Cheney

Snowboarder going downhill on snowy mountain
Sports

An Insider’s Guide to Vail’s Hidden Trails

By Chris Rogers

Ama Dablam mountain
Sports

6,000-Meter Himalayan Trekking Peak Climbing Adventures

By Chris Brinlee Jr.

Female downhill skiing at Val Gardena
Sports

A Guide to Skiing the Dolomites

By Larry Olmsted

Sports

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


Sports

High Seas Adventures

You can have a great saltwater game fishing story of your own.

By Larry Olmsted

Sports

Olympic Beginnings

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.

Shaun Tolson

Sports

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.

LARRY OLMSTED

Sports

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKIE BATISTA STYLING BY HEIDI MEEK

Sports

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.

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR.

Sports

Powdered Perfection

For thigh-deep skiing, Japan is it, bar none. And unlike other destinations that get a lot of perfect powder, it lasts.

LARRY OLMSTED

Sports

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.

WORDS AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR.

Sports

Sports Hubs

There’s a real buy-in for resort communities offering amusement and amenities.

BY IRENE RAWLINGS

Sports

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKIE BATISTA STYLING BY HEIDI MEEK

Sports

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.

SHAUN TOLSON

Sports

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.

BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JUSTIN REED OLSEN

Sports

Mountain Ski Report

A comprehensive focus on safety and an acknowledgment that this season is different.

IRENE RAWLINGS

Sports

Gear Up

The best gear for slopes that see every snowy condition from powder, groomers, and hardpack to fresh tracks off-piste, crust, even chunder.

DAVID KEITH

Sports

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?

DAVID KEITH

Sports

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.

LARRY OLMSTED

Sports

Showstoppers

These 10 items stood out among thousands showcased at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando earlier this year.

Shaun Tolson

Sports

Extreme Altitudes

Near Mont Blanc, Eleven Experience runs a private hamlet specializing in adrenaline-pumping adventures.

CHRIS BRINLEE JR.

Sports

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


Sports

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.

WRITTEN BY LARRY OLMSTED
PHOTOGRAPHED BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR.

Sports

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.

BY REBECCA BALDRIDGE

Sports

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.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANKIE BATISTA STYLING BY HEIDI MEEK

Sports

Volleys and Vines

Where to go when your passion for playing tennis matches your enthusiasm for drinking wine.

BY ROGER COX

Sports

Private Ski Clubs

Escape the crowds with club memberships that provide perks and civility.

By Larry Olmstead

Sports

Switching Gears

Make the change from off-the-rack skis, snowboards, and boots to custom-built equipment.

By Larry Olmstead

Sports

Ski Touring Gear

An equipment list for an adventure in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.

By Chris Brinlee Jr.

Sports

The American Alps

A new ski tour route in Colorado’s San Juan Mountains.

Photographed and written by Chris Brinlee Jr.

Sports

The Call of the North

Wave hunters brave frigid conditions to surf the sea snow.

By Alexandra Cheney

Sports

Ski Like a Local

Finding the best snow is easy with an insider’s know-how.

By David Keith

Sports

Great Scots

A whole new level of luxury awaits golfers who make the trek to the birthplace of the game.

By Shaun Tolson

Sports

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.

By Evan McGlinn

Sports

Reel Luxury

The One&Only Palmilla is a sport fisherman’s dream.

BY EVAN MCGLINN

Sports

Surfing Safari: No Swell Hunting Required

Purpose-built wave pools offer a convenient and controlled alternative.

BY ALEXANDRA CHENEY

Sports

Surfing Safari: Puerto Rico

The Outer Reefs of Dorado Beach are rarely crowded.

BY ALEXANDRA CHENEY

Sports

Untethered

Free diving is a sport that pushes the body’s limits to the edge.

BY DAVID KEITH


Sports

Gear Up

The motorcycling equipment you need to make the most of your trip.

BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR

Sports

Surfing Safari: Argentina

Mar del Plata offers wide swaths of sandy beach punctuated by man-made jetties.

BY ALEXANDRA CHENEY


Sports

Scramble Through the Southern Alps

A week-long rally on an off-road motorbike through New Zealand’s rugged South Island.

PHOTOGRAPHED AND WRITTEN BY CHRIS BRINLEE JR

Sports

Surfing Safari

The secret surf spot in Portugal is Peniche, about 60 miles northwest of Lisbon.

BY ALEXANDRA CHENEY


Sports

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