Alpine

A flurry of research illuminates snow’s foes
A flurry of research illuminates snow’s foes
New studies detail how hotter temperatures, humid air and wind-blown dust can pummel the Western snowpack.
An unfrozen North
An unfrozen North
The world’s permafrost holds vast stores of carbon. What happens when it thaws?
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
Protected lands generate big-time revenue
In Alaska, sustainable recreation dollars help advocates for protected areas.
How to learn to love a new landscape
How to learn to love a new landscape
A writer trades in the ‘crack-me-open ache of space’ in Colorado for the lushness of western Oregon.
The ski resorts of the West
The ski resorts of the West
From Alaska to New Mexico, a new map offers a comprehensive look at where to shred.
In the home of the bear
In the home of the bear
In the McNeil River Sanctuary, bears and humans have learned to share the landscape.
West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
West Obsessed: The American alpine sublime
A new collection by a turn-of-the century poet raises questions about wildness.
Ski resorts prepare for warmer Northwest winters
Ski resorts prepare for warmer Northwest winters
Shrinking snowpack has led some resorts to use costly, water-intensive snowmakers.
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
A wild sanity dance through the Rockies
Dancers and artists inspired by Wallace Stegner celebrate the geography of hope.
Backpacking the blast zone
Backpacking the blast zone
At Mount St. Helens, they never say ‘recovery.’
The many faces of snow
The many faces of snow
Praying monks, cold smoke, hoarfrost and rime.
Cursing the mountain
Cursing the mountain
An adventurer asks whether his failures in the alpine zone are caused by blasphemy.
Climbing over the edge
Climbing over the edge
Review of "Snowblind: Stories of Alpine Obsession" by Daniel Arnold.
Can human judgment handle avalanches?
Can human judgment handle avalanches?
We’re better than ever at understanding the dangers of avalanches. So why can’t we avoid them?
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