Starting today, Alaska Airlines' latest fare sale tackles two of the greatest obstacles to seeing the northern lights—price and timing
Some bucket-list destinations will be more budget-friendly than ever this year. Here's where to go to make your dollar stretch.
After tragedy followed Hugo Sanchez from El Salvador to Canada, he started photographing the northern lights, finding a new sense of purpose in the wintertime sky
A new miniseries from the podcast Threshold explores the controversy surrounding one of the our most contested pieces of public land by meeting the people who live off it
Think Balto saved Nome, Alaska, on his own? Think again. A new family-friendly movie finally gets a legendary dogsled run right.
A new documentary on PBS's 'Independent Lens' chronicles the incredible life of George Attla, an icon of the dogsled world who dominated the sport while preserving a dying tradition
From unexpected snowstorms to below-freezing bathroom breaks, winter camping is a wild adventure. Some nights, you relish the hilarity of navigating tent poles with numb fingers. Other nights, you'd rather show up, sit back, and crack open a beer. If you're ready for the latter—a mix of chilly excursions and heated luxury—it's time to treat yourself at one of North America's best winter glamping sites. Here are our favorites.
Adrenaline filmmakers Teton Gravity Research are entering the travel space. Now you can hang out with their athletes and videographers at the company's Jackson hotel, or splurge on one of their new Fantasy Trips and ski with the TGR athlete of your choice.
With ten ski areas less than an hour from Salt Lake City's airport, and incredible backcountry terrain, powder-blessed Utah is arguably the best ski destination in North America. Here's our primer on how to make the most of it.
On the wave-rich islands of Canada's Haida Gwaii, surfing is creating new connections to an age-old culture—and surfboards have been given a more befitting name
The successful businesswomen learned all about entrepreneurship at home on the windswept Aleutian Islands. They had to.
The best week of the year is back
An already excellent shoe gets an upgrade
Princess Daazhraii Johnson, a creative producer for the PBS series, tells Outside that the show is a "way of saying that it’s OK to be who you are, you should be proud of that."
Critical habitat for the species could be destroyed
In August, Randy Scott was slapped with a fine and a restraining order against bears for feeding the animal along the Alaska Highway. Jokes about his punishment went viral, but the reality of his actions is far more serious.
Because you don't want to be led deep into the backcountry by just anyone
The science is clear, right? Not so fast, according to, well, science.
Regulatory changes to the Endangered Species Act put many, many species at risk—but particularly the cute and cuddly ones
The blazes are releasing so much carbon that they could create a feedback loop
Eight places to (safely) spy on bears—and other big game—in their natural habitat
A 24-year-old woman drowned while attempting to reach the abandoned bus made famous by Christopher McCandless
Here's what it takes to get yourself on top of Denali, from Salt Lake City, without a single motor
Skip the masses at popular vistas and landmarks, and opt for these nearby (empty!) locales instead
Two climbers commiserate over the hypothetical, much worse situations they could find themselves in than the one they’re in right now
Forty skiers, 12 hours, more than 1,000 jumps on the first day of summer
Since flying is the only way to access most of Alaska, aviation has woven its way into the culture of this vast state
Because, really, what's not to love about someone providing a luxe tent for you in these awesome locations?
'Koktuli Wild' tracks a group of paddlers as they explore the intricacies of Alaska's wild-salmon populations
Marin Sardy's first memoir is a thoughtful, sometimes heartbreaking look at life with her brother and mother, who both suffered mental illness
When one of your best buds is getting married, it calls for something truly epic
Caroline Van Hemert recounts an epic North American journey in her memoir 'The Sun Is a Compass.' But it's a lot more than just a gripping ride-along.
'Rock Paper Fish' takes viewers to southeast Alaska, where life is inseparable from the age-old rhythms of the Chilkat River
Chia-Chia Lin's highly anticipated debut novel follows a Taiwanese American family struggling on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska
Inspiring stories by badass adventurers
Nothing completely prepares a rookie for mushing a thousand miles across Alaska in the dead of winter. But when it comes together—thanks to your dogs, your friends, and your own hard work—it's magic.
An official investigation into ethics violations by Trump's new Secretary of the Interior was opened just four days after his confirmation
Yogis are flocking to plein air classes everywhere from the African bush to downtown Austin rooftops
'Welcome to Gwichyaa Zhee' profiles the Gwich'in people as they battle for food security in remote Alaska
Musician Justin Fountain hitchhiked from Fort Collins, Colorado, to Anchorage, Alaska, with nothing more than a backpack and his guitar
For years, three old friends from California had been making an annual pilgrimage to fish Alaska's wild and pristine waterways. But in 2018, only two came home.
Among other things, my 14 sled dogs will need 12,000 calories a day—bagged and cached along the race’s entire route—and 1,000 very adorable paw booties. This team is ready to roll.
The definitive guide, built upon real-world experience
A compromise over Utah public land reveals how one of the biggest conservation acts in years got through the Senate this week
The former oil and gas lobbyist is the worst-case scenario for public lands
We all know what the dogs do—they run—but the person driving the sled has to get ready for a brutal challenge, too. The labor required to manage and train a team is like CrossFit on ice.
Twin brothers Ryan and Casey Higginbotham planned to paddle from Alaska to the U.S.-Mexico border, but when they got there, they decided to keep going
Eight hundred of the 2,300 Bureau of Land Management staff who remain on duty during the shutdown are dedicated to serving the oil and gas industries
Our northernmost state is also the most vulnerable to climate change
Our favorite musher will be at the start line when the Last Great Race kicks off in Anchorage on March 2, 2019. In the first of a pre-race series of dispatches, she talks about the remote Alaskan lodge where she's training for the big event.
I've watched Zinke’s downward spiral with trepidation. Yet his departure does not imply a pro-environment reorientation at Interior, and I doubt we've seen the last of him.
Advocates of drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge are trying to make an end run around the law and the American people. If they succeed, your backyard conservation area could be next.
A 7.0 quake struck Anchorage, causing serious damage
The Alaska senator sent us a letter about her enviro bonafides. Naturally, we checked her work.
This lavish mountain hut in the heart of Denali National Park may be perched on a razor’s edge, but its real thrill is access to endless adventure
The world's best lodges have something in common—unparalleled access to vast wilderness, soaring peaks, and empty coastlines
For one week every fall, Alaska's Katmai National Park celebrates the survival skills and ample rolls of the happiest bears in the world. But there's more to their reigning champion than meets the eye.
Irreparable Harm, from Wild Confluence films, investigates the impact of a local mine on a community's natural food sources.
Excerpted from a 1981 article included in Climbing magazine's new anthology, 'Vantage Point,' the late Jim Bridwell recounts the first ascent of the East Face of the Moose's Tooth in Alaska
Less than three weeks after the latest attempt on Latok I ended in death and a dramatic rescue, a Slovenian-British trio has finally claimed one of the last great prizes in mountaineering
The crash occurred Saturday, August 4, 14 miles southwest of Denali’s summit
Carrying your own portable boat is officially the coolest way to go deep into the wilderness
When you’re on the trail, fresh isn’t necessarily best
Keeping an eye on the interior secretary's latest ethical blunders and questionable public lands policies
A new bill would strip the president of designating new monuments in the state—an idea that has already come to fruition in Alaska and Wyoming
From pop-up bungalows in the woods to durable bubbles on a vineyard, these cozy abodes offer real escape
Outdoor store meets yoga studio meets art gallery at this Alaska hot spot
For one, it makes headlines for excellence and not for, um, dogs dying in its overhead bins
From SUP'ing down the Colorado to hiking the AT solo, these features explore and revel in the adventures our country has to offer
Holly "Cargo" Harrison survived a heart attack and a grizzly bear attack and now holds one of the most substantial FKTs ever
Our wild places have plenty of adventure for younger explorers, too
While not as famous as some of their siblings, these parks offer stunning sights without all the people
He was the best alpinist of his generation, a quiet, unassuming Canadian known for bold ascents of some of the world’s most iconic peaks. At the age of 25, he traveled to Alaska to join climber Ryan Johnson for a first ascent outside Juneau. They never came back, and a frantic nine-day search left more questions than answers.
From filmmakers Tyler Allyn and Cooper Lambla, Frontier of Firsts addresses the great lengths it takes to find unpaddled whitewater.
As a reporter, I’ve been taught to keep my opinions to myself. But I’ve also visited Alaska's McNeil River—the world's greatest brown-bear sanctuary—and to hold my tongue about its possible destruction would make me complicit in the death of something truly remarkable and wild.
A Normal Life, from Filson, profiles Russell Owen, a fly fishing guide on Alaska’s Alagnak River.
Even if you’re not planning on climbing Denali, you can still learn some backcountry best practices from these mountaineering incidents
Some see economic windfall. Others, a carbon bomb.
Matt Wells and Denny Hogan have been adventuring together for decades. As they push 70, they're not ready to give it up yet.
Tribes and Native-owned corporations are making huge profits by conserving their forests for carbon offset programs—an effort that could revolutionize conservation