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Alaska Dreaming … Still

When you’ve been a skier since you where tiny — spending every summer waiting for snow and constantly watching videos of people skiing the most beautiful lines in Alaska for inspiration — there comes a time when skiing Alaska becomes an obsession for any European skier. But the fulfillment of this dream would require more patience than skier François Kern anticipated.

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The Power of the Outdoors

Adventuring outdoors gives us a sense of belonging, a sense of gratitude, and a sense of happiness. Sometimes we are challenged and sometimes we are rewarded with experiences and discoveries we can’t begin to explain.

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9 Ways to Celebrate the Winter Solstice

The solstice is the apex of our solar travels. Although we’re at our furthest point from the sun, our journey continues and we will return to where we started once again. Let’s get outside to embrace our environment, our fortunes and see what we can see, regardless of day or night.

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This year, #OptOutside for a good cause

By now, you’ve no doubt heard of, and probably participated in, REI’s annual call to Opt Outside on Black Friday. This year, we propose taking things one step further.

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Why We Go … Into the Cold

For those few willing to face our fears and continue our adventures through winter’s harshness, there is a sense of accomplishment and a sublime beauty waiting for us — filling us with great physical benefits and high levels of positivity.

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Five Ways to Keep Your Outdoor Adventures Fresh

Emily asked herself, “How can we keep that trail high around just a little bit longer?” While canoeing through the Boundary Waters, she and her friends came up with five ways to make the adventure the most memorable trip yet.