This month, we put together an epic ode to the state we call home: Colorado. Our November issue is packed with stories about the best places to shred and hit the trails in the Centennial state, and the coolest brands who are based here. From raising kids in Colorado to exploring the state’s hidden gems, it’s all in our latest issue which is on stands now!

Editor’s Letter: Raised in Colorado

“The real beauty of raising kids in Colorado is that I didn’t have to make them love the outdoors and playing out in the wild at all. Colorado took care of that all on its own.”

Nordic Insider Hit List

Skate, schuss or snowshoe this winter at these three Colorado areas where your legs supply all the lift you need.

The Cost of Losing Hayden and Inge

Two bright, beautiful people perished after an early-season avalanche.

Local Hero: Laura Kottlowski

Ice Skating coach, creative and wildlife advocate, Laura Kottlowski, combines mountaineering skills and figure skating to explore the alpine.

Eat, Sleep, Play: Crested Butte

You need to make a pilgrimage to Crested Butte — the last real ski town at least once a winter. Here’s how to do it.

Fluid Market

This new community gear-sharing app makes it easy to test out big purchases before you spend hard earned cash.

Barriers, Broken

Colorado women are a force in the outdoor world. Yes, they are crushing athletic achievements and founding important businesses, but they are also changing the way women play the game.

The Trail: Mayflower Gulch

Download the free ViewRanger app and the coordinates to sniff out powder turns in the backcountry of Colorado’s Ten Mile Range.

Hot Spot: Backcountry In-Bounds

Seeking stashes? With just a little effort, you can hike to in-bounds powder pockets at these three Colorado resorts.

Numerology: Colorado Kids

It’s no wonder that this big mountain state turns out some serious outdoor kids. Here’s the numbers behind the Centennial State’s future generations.

Straight Talk: Rachel Croft

A new mental mindset has put this freeskier who considered quitting at the top of the pack heading into a new season of big drops and tricky lines on the Freeride World Tour.

Colorado’s Top Adventure Towns

Head to the towns that define what it means to make adventure a way of life.

The Long Run Home

When endurance champ Rickey Gates decided to run across America, he didn’t set out to break a record. Instead, he wanted to see and meet people across the country and especially in his home state of Colorado.

The Adventure Family

A new twist on kids’ adventure games gets this mom off the bench and in on her progeny’s action.

“Eldora Is My Hill”

Five decades worth of skiers feel the same way, having grown up on Eldora’s iconic local slopes.

#Raised on Colorado

Ski Copper Mountain just once and you’ll understand why so many people call it home.

Colorado Branded

What better place to build an outdoor brand than in the state that gets outside and plays more than any other? The people who work at these companies live the Colorado life—and that dedication to adventure shows in the businesses they run and the gear they make.

Gear: Local Cred

Celebrate the great state of Colorado with this gear made by dedicated local brands.

Down to Leisure

In case you don’t know “athleisure,”it is athletic clothing that serves double-duty. One problem: It’s been listing heavily towards the leisure and away from useful. Fortunately, the following items embrace the athletic side of the athleisure spectrum.

Hear This: Centennial Sounds

Put some local buzz in your earbuds and check out these four Colorado bands on the rise.

The Road: The Big Valley

At roughly 8,000 feet and 8,000 square miles, the San Luis Valley is one of the world’s largest high-elevation playgrounds. And some enterprising locals have rolled up their sleeves to maximize the grandeur and make the hamlet of Del Norte a mountain biking, singletrack destination.

Elwayville: The Last Nature Poet

There has to be more than beer, backpacks and bikes. Who will take the reigns and speak for this new lost generation of great outdoor writers?