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“Elyse Saugstad is Having Her Best Year Yet.”  — Pro big-mountain skier Elyse Saugstad has spent the past 12 years fighting for her spot at the top of her field. Now at age 40, she’s finally arrived.  REI Co-op Journal, Feb. 2019

“Elyse Saugstad is Having Her Best Year Yet.” — Pro big-mountain skier Elyse Saugstad has spent the past 12 years fighting for her spot at the top of her field. Now at age 40, she’s finally arrived.

REI Co-op Journal, Feb. 2019

“Going Rogue” — Sure, ski instructors selling under-the-table private lessons will save you money. But at what cost?  Ski Magazine, February 2019

“Going Rogue” — Sure, ski instructors selling under-the-table private lessons will save you money. But at what cost?

Ski Magazine, February 2019

“The Outsiders” — The year’s boldest athletes, activists, entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, and lifesavers. These are the visionaries who inspired us most. Also, check out this  local’s guide  to the best ski resorts in the country.  Outside Magazine, Dec. 2018

“The Outsiders” — The year’s boldest athletes, activists, entrepreneurs, inventors, artists, and lifesavers. These are the visionaries who inspired us most. Also, check out this local’s guide to the best ski resorts in the country.

Outside Magazine, Dec. 2018

“Foreign Aid” — An inside look at the short-term foreign workers who make ski resorts go round—and what will happen if the J-1 visa goes away?  Powder Magazine, Nov. 2018

“Foreign Aid” — An inside look at the short-term foreign workers who make ski resorts go round—and what will happen if the J-1 visa goes away?

Powder Magazine, Nov. 2018



Several people didn’t have crampons, and others were using trekking poles instead of an ice ax. It felt as if everyone had raided an REI and landed here, posing as mountaineers. As we inched closer to the bottom of the Chute, I watched in horror as three hikers toppled head over heels hundreds of feet down the 30-degree, ice-covered slope, none able to self-arrest.


From Outside’s “Mount Whitney is an Overcrowded Catastrophe.” Read More →


Jerry was flawed, but he wasn't a monster. He raised me from age four to 13, and even though his death gave my family a twisted kind of peace, I still loved him. I want to know what happened to him and, more important, why.

From Outside’s “In a House by the River.” Read More →