Word of Mouth: Banff

Family-style dining, stunning views, and even a swinger-friendly venue—this Canadian town is more than snow-sports

The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is encased by mountain peaks; Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay and Cascade Mountain—all you have to do is look up for a …

Julbo Reissues Their Timeless Vermont Classic

The French company brings back their classic mountaineering glasses

French eyewear company Julbo began making protective glasses for the crystal-hunters of Chamonix back in 1888 and in 1950 released classic mountaineering glasses, The Vermont. The latter were worn by mountaineers and rockstars at the beginning of climbing’s golden years—with iconic climbers from that era almost always wearing Julbo in summit photos. Since the Vermont, Julbo continued updating their designs and tech for modern-day mountain …

30,000 Acres of Backcountry Terrain at Sol Mountain Lodge, British Columbia

With conditions befitting all skill levels within the Monashee Mountains, we explore the picturesque destination

by Sasha Barkans Ask any skier or snowboarder what their dream day would look like and their answers will be remarkably similar: deep untracked snow, no lift lines, and diverse terrain. The hunt for the aforementioned conditions and features is a season long affair. Gear is purchased and tuned, maps and weather reports are pored over—and still—there are seasons where those epic and measureless mountain …