Outside Magazine, Nov 2004
For an injury-free season on the slopes, limber up before you go
The Four Seasons Jackson Hole, which opened last year and is the chain’s first hotel in snow country, does everything for its guests except ski: Attendants bring complimentary heated robes and towels, hot chocolate, and s’mores to the outdoor, geothermal-style Jacuzzis and heated swimming pools. The ski concierge provides custom…
Free your grill from the shackles of civilization
What happens when you take two people with passionately opposing views, put them on a river in the middle of nowhere, and tell them to go at it? Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Christine Todd Whitman debate the issue that no one's talking about.
On a madcap lap of the planet, Ewan McGregor and his wingman, Charley Boorman, burned rubber for 20,000 bumpy miles
Having a parasite hitch a ride under your skin is bad enough. Evicting the little bugger is even worse.
Dowhill Fitness: Skiing Workouts
Road Trips skiing road trip Snowshoe Break: on the road in Colorado High-Speed Ski Safari Why choose between Summit County’s bounty, Jackson’s steeps, Steamboat’s trees, and Big Sky’s big sky? On this nine-day, Denver-to-Bozeman Rockies odyssey, they’re all yours. Day One: Rent a car for the 90-minute drive west…
Urban pollution can undo your fitness plans. To avoid the big wheeze, check out our guide to finding the freshest outdoor oxygen in cities across the country.
Come along for a wild ride with Warren Miller, the man who invented the art of extreme-ski filmmaking. Even at 80, he can still out-rip you on any slope in the world.
How to see your stomping grounds as a concrete jungle.
F E A T U R E S
THE GODFATHER OF “HOLY SH*T!”
Warren Miller’s made more than 50 feature films, shredded snow worldwide, and windsurfed from Maui to Molokai. Now that he’s turned 80, is it time to ease off? Hardly. We rip it up with the man who taught millions how to play hard in the mountains.
By Anne Goodwin Sides
2004 ELECTION SPECIAL
THE ENVIRONMENT: A DEBATE
With the election nearing, Outside invited NRDC watchdog Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and former EPA director Christine Todd Whitman on a float down Idaho’s Salmon River to duke out what’s been missing from the campaign: tough talk on the once and future state of the environment.
CITY WITHOUT LIMITS
Ready for some urban renewal? We’ve pinpointed 100 in-town activities, from cycling and paddling to decadent dining and cool places to chill out, in eight adventure-ready metro areas.
NEW YORK ‘s Rad Waterfront By Josh Dean
CHICAGO ‘s Sexy Shoreline By Michael Austin
LOS ANGELES on Wheels By Lisa Anne Auerbach
DENVER Wet and Rowdy By Jenn Weede
Big Air in SAN FRANCISCO By Amy Marr
Unplugged WASHINGTON, D.C. By Michael Behar
SEATTLE Rocks! By Christopher Solomon
BOSTON ‘s Back Bays By Jake Halpern
D E P A R T M E N T S
EWAN McGREGOR ‘s 20,000-mile motorcycle odyssey
Outside whips up the ULTIMATE TRAILHEAD TAILGATE PARTY with grillable Italian cuisine from reality-show chef Rocco DiSpirito
Tony Hawk, Bode Miller, and Kelly Slater STOKE THE AIRWAVES on satellite radio’s coolest new action-sports channel
SNOW REPORT 2005 : Behold our ski-season HOT LIST —featuring the best planks and boards, terrain parks, lodges, parties, and more;
THE WILD FILE investigates whether New World diseases ever wiped out Europeans, the amazing Spider-Man feats of the common housefly, and how plants hunker down during nature’s big freeze
In the wilds of Panama, our man picks up an uninvited guest—a TINY, TOOTHY HOOKWORM called A. braziliense. Is this creepy crawler worth worrying about? Only if it gets restless.
By Ben Ryder Howe
WINTER PARKAS are getting hot, thanks to design overhauls from the likes of Patagonia and Marmot. Try these five stylish garments for this season’s cold-weather romps.
Urban air quality can sabotage your exercise routine. Learn to BREATHE EASIER with our smart tips for city fitness. PLUS: It’s snow time! LIMBER UP just like the U.S. Ski Team.