While snow has a single definition, snow is never the same. It can be wet, fluffy, pillowy, heavy, frozen, crunchy, solid, or hard. Depending on where you are, snow presents a variety of challenges for even the most seasoned runner.
As the world slowly and carefully begins to reopen and establish a new normal, there is no protocol to follow. Countries, states, and cities - along with the CDC and WHO - have to create new guidelines.
Vendemmia is Italian for harvest or, more specifically, grape harvest. Hearing that word, smells, sensations, visuals and memories vividly resurface. I might be partial, but there is no better time to visit the Alps than during the vendemmia between l
I should have expected this, but immediately after getting into snowboarding, I started craving solitude, not quite knowing how to achieve it. Trail running is all about solitude, one of the qualities of the sport I cherish most. As a newbie learning to snowbo
Living in the mountains has opened up a whole array of new sports to me. Most recently, I ventured into paragliding. My friend Charlie lives in Frisco and is an expert paraglider. He often takes people on tandem rides: two people linked front-to-back with a
I must confess that I love the perfect trail. The kind of trail on the side of a mountain that opens your heart. The kind of trail that seems carved around the slope just for running. In German-speaking northern Italy they call them Waalweg. The li
The list of long-disputed paths to the fountain of youth includes the Mediterranean diet, the fish-based diet of Japan and miscellaneous factors such as happiness and sense of accomplishment. What is not disputed are the positive effects of exercise on general
He used to call it “Diamantenpulver," or diamond dust, the mesmerizing weather phenomenon that only happens when the air is so cold and dry that humid air crystallizes into pulverized diamonds floating through the air. My great grandpa, Tata, lived
Some of us see a hill or a mountain, and we're compelled climb it. I've often wondered why that is. The call for moving forward, going higher, discovering what's behind the next bend or ridge can become an almost uncontrollable urge. What is it about summits?