Editor’s Letter

Yes, we have to talk about it.

Quick Hits

Chicks go big, the ultimate weatherman, Phoenix fun, Holiday HopsTennessee Pass and more…

 Flashpoint

The big-brand ski industry may have just made it easier for indie players.

Hot Spot

Essential beta on the Ouray Ice Park.

The Trail

Download the ViewRanger app and hit Leadville’s fat-bike singletrack.

Straight Talk

Professional split-boarder Rachel Reich on how she got that title.

Hear This

Sturgill Simpson, Bon Iver, Bob Weir: Ring out the best music of 2016.

The Road

Montana guide Drew Pogge breathes in the changes of a season of snow.

Elwayville

How to salvage this crap year.

Big Sky Skimo

The rowdy COSMIC ski mountaineering race series makes some serious inroads up in Montana.

Quebec Ice

Climber Pete Takeda takes his ice axe and crampons up to the frigid, poutine-eating wilds of Canada.

The His and Hers Gift Guides

Can’t figure out what the adventurous man or woman in your life needs? These recommendations are winners.

Peak Gear Awards 

Twice a year, we poll our outdoor-obsessed contributors to determine the gear that meant the most to us when we were beating it up out in the wild. Come meet the winners.