The Onja’s lid doubles as a cutting board.
The Primus Onja
Born in: Louisville (North American headquarters; based in Stockholm)
Why You Need It: Light and easy to carry, the Onja stove folds out to provide a stable base for twin gas burners.
Who’s Using It: Car campers and park-day picnickers who appreciate (good-...
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Despite debuting as the country’s first destination ski resort 80 years ago, Sun Valley, Idaho, really shines in the summer. Nestled between five mountain ranges and adjacent to the trout-filled waters of the Big Wood River, the area (which includes neighboring Ketchum) offers plenty of...
—Illustration by Curt Merlo
Pollsters suggest gun policy won’t be the most important issue of this year’s election (the economy will be), but it’s likely to be among the most divisive. That’s especially true in Colorado, a battleground state even before Shannon Watts—founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and...
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Fancy gear and a grueling training regimen can certainly improve your game, race times, or general fitness. But the key to becoming a better athlete may lie in something simpler: breathing. According to former triathlete Ed Harrold, CEO and transformative coach at the Aspen-based Performance...
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For veterans returning home from active duty, the invisible pains of war, from PTSD to depression, can be just as difficult to heal as physical wounds. Challenge Aspen—a nonprofit that creates cultural and recreational opportunities for those with physical and mental struggles—addresses the need...
In Colorado, upland bird hunting season lasts from early fall through mid-spring; iStock
Fields of Fescue, Sorghum, wheat, and rye stretch out in nearly every direction. The grasses—which have turned golden and umber with fall’s arrival in the North Fork Valley—create the perfect cover for Colorado’s upland birds, or nonwaterfowl game birds, to roost. Which is why I find myself...
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The 10th—and final—run of the day unfurls below me. During the nine previous descents, I hadn’t been the fastest, most aggressive, or prettiest rider on the snow, but I was probably the most grateful.
After all, my chance to experience Irwin, a legendary backcountry spot near Crested Butte...
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1. You Catch It, We Cook It
A successful hunting trip can get messy—unless you’re out on Viceroy Snowmass’ new excursion. You’ll spend a full day stalking pheasant, grouse, or duck; fishing for trout; or shooting clay pigeons with the Aspen Outfitting Company ($1,250), but you get to leave...