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Bring On Winter! The 2022 Elevation Outdoors October Resort Issue Is Live!

It’s that time of year when all our thoughts shift to the winter ahead. We hope for a big, snowy season—but any time on the slopes is better than time at work. Here, to help you prepare for the coming months, we give you the much-anticipated annual EO resort guide, full of new gear, destinations, and a bit of prediction about the winter weather ahead. Dig in!

Read the late 2022 October-November issue in flipbook form Here

Editor’s Letter

Skiing uphill (or down) is a sport of the lungs—and good medicine for a difficult world.

Quick Hits

A deep look at the latest eruption of Iceland’s Fagradalsfjall volcano; big weather predictions for the coming season from OpenSnow; the hottest new ski flicks; women-led business creating a ripple effect; big times in Jackson, Wyoming; and more.


The Inflation Reduction Act is the most important bill the U.S. has passed to do something to fight climate change. But what is it? How does it help? And how do outdoorsy Coloradoans benefit from it? We give you a big rundown to understand what it all means for the outdoors.

Hot Spot

Bluebird Backcountry is a resort without the lifts—and that makes all the difference.

Straight Talk

Scott Benerofe thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail solo in the winter, overcoming obstacles and discovering joy deep in the backcountry. He talked to us about how he beat the cold.

The Road

Looking for a little shot of Mexico to warm up your winter? The State of Yucatán serves up authentic Mayan culture, zip lines, magical swimming holes, ancient ruins, and crocodiles.

Winter beats any other season in Colorado, or so says Peter Kray. Go ahead and check off his gotta-do-it list for Colorado’s best season. 

Together, We Bargain

Across the West, ski patrollers are organizing and fighting resorts to achieve the better wages and working conditions they deserve. 

Resort Gear

Here’s all the swag you need to crush the hill.

The Perfect Winter

Dig in to our annual guide to the best authentic winter escapes in Colorado and Wyoming.

Cover image: An institution on the cover of Elevation Outdoors, skier Sven Brunso drops into a powder-perfect morning on Coal Bank Pass in southern Colorado. By Liam Doran

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