Men's Journal November/December 2020

Geared toward the modern, adventurous man, Men's Journal magazine is for guys who enjoy their leisure time and want to get the most out of it. From health and fitness to sports and travel, each month Men's Journal has it covered.

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2 minutos
letter from the editor

FULL DISCLOSURE: I don’t generally look to celebrities for advice on grappling with huge social issues. So I give Jon Hamm credit for neatly summarizing a point of view we all could stand to keep in mind these days when he tells contributing editor Jesse Will, “There are other people who experience the world differently than you, and you have to come to some sort of understanding with that” (page 56). In June, as we covered the convulsions shaking Minneapolis, we were introduced to Anthony Taylor. In many ways, Taylor is a prototypical Men’s Journal guy; an accomplished road and mountain biker, avid snowboarder, camper, and general outdoorsman. He’s exactly the kind of guy you’d want to show you around his city. But he’s also a Black man whose experiences in…

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stash of rubies

IF THE WINTER OF COVID throws a wrench in your ski or snowboard adventure plans, consider one of North American heli-skiing’s best-kept secrets, hiding in a range just off Interstate 80. The crown jewel of Nevada’s Great Basin, the Ruby Mountains cover roughly 1,000 square miles, with 10 peaks topping out above 11,000 feet. Joe Royer, a Snowbird ski patroller and San Francisco surfer, began exploring these mountains in the early ’70s and established Ruby Mountains Helicopter Experience to share their rugged beauty. For the last 44 years, Royer, his wife Francy, their son Mike, plus their guides and staff have known that “Nevada’s Yosemite” holds straight aces when it comes to backcountry skiing and riding. The terrain is varied and vast, offering 200,000 acres of world-class couloirs, wide-open bowls,…

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1. steep and deep

The Ikon and Epic resort multi-passes provide incredible value, but create a tangled web of options. We’ve parsed the ideal destinations based on how you ski or ride. DUE TO COVID-19, resorts are instituting reservation systems, capping daily visitors, nixing same-day ticket sales, and abiding by local regulations (read: closed bars and limited-capacity restaurants). The good news is skiing and snowboarding are socially distant by design, and Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass and Alterra Mountain Company’s Ikon Pass are better values than ever. Epic passholders are prioritized in Vail’s reservation system and Ikon passholders are exempt from ticket-sale restrictions at Alterra resorts. That’s 76 U.S. resorts where you’ll have no trouble ripping laps this winter. Here’s how to pick which pass is right for you. EPIC PASS CRESTED BUTTE MOUNTAIN RESORT, CO The resort’s famed…

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2. bumps, jumps, and beer

EPIC PASS TELLURIDE SKI RESORT, CO Plunge Lift is full of steep glades and egg-carton runs like Kant-Mak-M, with 800 vertical feet of moguls. The hike- to terrain atop the Prospect Express lift has steep, challenging bump runs that mercifully lead into buffedout screamers. EAT: Kick off the day by wolfing down a chorizo and migas breakfast burrito at La Cocina de Luz. At night, walk to Brown Dog Pizza to carb up, then wind down with sativa chocolate from Telluride Bud Company. BRECKENRIDGE SKI RESORT, CO Breck has the highest lift-accessed terrain in the U.S., at 12,840 feet, just off the Imperial Express SuperChair. The lines up top are steep chutes or bowls, which turn into quad-burning bump runs. Whale’s Tail, between Peak 7 and 8, is usually loaded with soft bumps, and…

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3. family friendly (with a side of thrills)

EPIC PASS BEAVER CREEK RESORT, CO The bulk of the resort’s 150 runs are immaculate blues and greens, plus many ski school instructors are person-personable former pros. Kids will go able bonkers for the skating rink, Thursday night fireworks, and dedicated learning terrain. STAY: The Osprey is sophisticated yet homey, and the ticated Strawberry Park lift is right outside. For an upgrade, book the Trappers Cabin; it sleeps 10, has ski-in/ski-out access, and a personal chef. NORTHSTAR CALIFORNIA, CA This resort blends California cool with European charm. Its 3,170 acres are split nicely between buffed-out groomers and more challenging glades, like Burnout and Monument Glade. For the kids—and lim-limber adults—there’s a terrain park with flawless halfpipes and well-maintained jumps. STAY AND EAT: Rest your head at One Village Place. Two chairlifts out front make…

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in praise of insanely long lift lines

IN FEBRUARY 2020, following one of the resort’s deepest snowfalls in its history, visitors to Vail waited for hours in a crowd that ballooned so big you would have thought the lift operators were handing out wads of hundreds and an affordable place to live. The internet deemed it “Lift Line Apocalypse” and, at the time, I felt sorry for all those skiers and snowboarders. Now, I realize they had never been so lucky. To be clear, I hate lift lines. There are not many things in life I despise more than cow-eyed single-file standing, shuffling inches forward every five hours toward a chair, where I’ll get to sit and keep waiting. I’d rather take a Mike Tyson uppercut to my bathing-suit area than be stuck in traffic. Hell on earth,…