Articles written by: Brad Nehring

Skiing and Snowboarding in 5 Surprising Countries

Skiing and Snowboarding in 5 Surprising Countries

The slopes of the U.S., Canada, Switzerland, and an elite handful of other nations are world-renowned. But as these five countries demonstrate, sometimes all you need is a snowy hill and some grooming equipment to serve the ski and snowboard crowd.

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

New Study Reveals Bleak Outlook for Northeast Ski Resorts

An article that appeared a few days ago in The New York Times contained some very disheartening news for skiers and snowboarders in in the northeastern United States. And yes, it involves climate change.

Excellent Books About Mountaineering You Probably Haven’t Read

Excellent Books About Mountaineering You Probably Haven’t Read

Classics like Into Thin Air, Annapurna and Scrambles Amongst the Alps have thrilled and inspired countless readers over the years. If you enjoyed these celebrated works, check out our list of lesser known – but equally awe-inspiring – climbing titles.

So You Want to Start Telemark Skiing…

So You Want to Start Telemark Skiing…

And why not? For more than 150 years, winter enthusiasts have been drawn to Telemark skiing. This hybrid activity combines the free-heel technique of cross-country skiing with the high speeds and steep slopes

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

5 of the Nation’s Best Ice-Climbing Spots

Though the practice of ice climbing dates back to 19th century European mountaineering techniques, the activity has generated a sizable following in the United States. Here are some of the premium ice-climbing locales found west of the Atlantic.

An Artistic Solution to the Everest Garbage Crisis

An Artistic Solution to the Everest Garbage Crisis

In the six decades since Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzig Norgay Sherpa completed the first successful summit of Mount Everest, more than 4,000 daring souls have followed in their footsteps. Unfortunately, the high volume of climbing expeditions has taken a toll on the

7 A-List Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Were Also Committed Environmentalists

7 A-List Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Were Also Committed Environmentalists

Most of us are aware of the green contributions made by Leo DiCaprio, Jack Johnson, Woody Harrelson, and other members of the pop culture elite. Other well-known celebrities have also helped out Mother Nature,

Everything You Need to Know about Polar Bear Swimming

Everything You Need to Know about Polar Bear Swimming

If plunging into icy water sounds appealing, you’re definitely not alone. Every year, a large number of brave (and possibly insane) men and women endure the harsh elements to take part in polar bear swims.

7 Early Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast

7 Early Gift Ideas for the Outdoor Enthusiast

I’ve always questioned why gifts have to be opened on Christmas morning, given that the holiday is halfway into the winter (and thus, ski season). For winter sports lovers, it would only make sense that some presents be opened and enjoyed earlier.

The ‘Roast Without Equal’ That Puts Turduckens to Shame

The ‘Roast Without Equal’ That Puts Turduckens to Shame

Nothing exemplifies American culinary excess quite like the turducken. Made popular by NFL announcer John Madden, the turducken features a turkey stuffed with a duck, which in turn has been stuffed with a chicken