Tordrillo Mountain Lodge, the Ideal Destination for Alaskan Adventure

Heli-skiing, fishing and kayaking, all by nearly never-ending daylight

During the peak of summer in Alaska, the sun never really sets. Our recent trip to the south-central part of the union’s largest state coincided with the summer solstice, a “night” that’s bright as day until well after midnight. Around 1AM the sun disappears beyond a range of mountains in the distance and for a few hours, broad daylight melts into a warm twilight glow. …

Studio Visit: Surfboard Shaper Paul Surf

At Rockaway Beach, owner Paul Schmidt crafts boards that can be put to use just a few feet away

Inside of his shipping container studio at Marina 59 in Rockaway Beach, New York, Paul Schmidt crafts surfboards for friends and first-timers under the moniker Paul Surf. The process, which can takes upward of an entire day, demands precision and artistic prowess. For Schmidt, the desire to create things stems from seeing his dad do so too. “My father owned a construction company when I …

Riding Through Fernie, BC on Specialized’s Enduro and Stumpjumper

Meadows, rocky rides, enchanted foliage and more

The motto for the town of Fernie, British Columbia, “In Montibus ad flumen,” translates to “In the Mountains by the River”—a fairly exact description of the Ktunaxa people’s land that the town is now located on. Tucked in the Elk Valley, Fernie is hugged from the south by the Lizard Range in the Canadian Rockies and the Crowsnest Range to the east. The Elk River …