Robert Cocuzzo- Following in the Tracks of Ski Legend Doug Coombs

Alps & Meters Alpinist Robert Cocuzzo spent years following in free-skiing legend Doug Coombs's tracks. Skiing where he skied, interviewing his friends and family members, and learning more about the man who left such a profound mark on adventure skiers around the world. Robert's biography of Coombs/adventure journal releases next year. We caught up with him recently to learn more about his project...

September 22, 2015 — Zari Sadri

Introducing Alpinist Thaddeus Cooke

Tad Cooke was a junior at The University of Vermont when the idea to rehabilitate a derelict coal plant on the shores of Lake Champlain, backed by the Adirondacks, popped into his mind. He and his roommate Erick Crockenberg tried to think of any reason why they shouldn't look into the matter. A few weeks later, and they had emailed the Mayor, asking for the blueprints of the existing structure...

September 09, 2015 — Zari Sadri

Northern Lights Optic on Alps &

When we stumbled onto Northern Lights Optic on Instagram, we were immediately drawn to the brand's aesthetic. Designed in the mountains of British Columbia, this luxury eye-wear brand channels the spirit of early alpine explorers, and is inspired by the glacier goggles of Sir Edmund Hilary, Jim Whittaker, and others.

A Quarterly Guide to Elevated Living: Alpine Modern Issue 04

Great design transcends its medium. When we stumbled onto Alpine Modern Quarterly, we were reminded of this fact. Design can change our relationship with a certain object or place. It has the power to evoke nostalgia, cheer, or wistfulness. The folks at Alpine Modern have curated a quarterly publication that focuses on just that...

August 12, 2015 — Zari Sadri

Raising a Glass to the 10th Mountain Division

A new craft distillery in Vail pays homage to the alpinists of the 10th Mountain Division. 

July 24, 2015 — Zari Sadri

Catching Up With Justin Power

Justin from Pioneer Goods Co. is the kind of guy that you want to be when you grow up. He's striking, rugged, kind, and handy. He scours flea markets for treasures, and breathes life into vintage pieces with a fresh coat of paint and a little love. He drives a pick-up truck, and treats those who walk into his shop like old friends. In short, Justin is the coolest guy we know. 

July 20, 2015 — Zari Sadri

Greg Schlachter: The Expedition Broker

Connecting with Greg Schlacter, owner of Haines, Alaska based adventure travel agency, Expedition Broker.
July 09, 2015 — Zari Sadri

#DesignedByTradition for Dad

He sent us down the trails we probably weren't ready for, and bought us a hot cocoa when we complained of frost bitten toes. He stood freezing at the bottom of the course and watched us win (and sometimes lose) races...taught us how to après in style. He made sure we never missed first chair on Christmas Day.

A New England Rite of Passage: Tuckerman Ravine, Mt. Washington, NH

Inside the Workshop: Shaping Boards with Warren Pieces

Re-purposing scraps from an artisan woodworking and design-build business into handmade skateboards unlike anything else you've seen...

Liquid Craftsmanship- Mad River Distillers

Mixing maple mojitos with one of Vermont's newest craft distilleries. 

April 30, 2015 — Team Alps & Meters

Corey Hendrickson: Alpine Adventure Photographer/Videographer

We caught up with Videographer/Photographer Corey Hendrickson after an amazing powder day at Sugarbush...