The December Issue of Elevation Outdoors is Live!Elevation StaffDecember 1, 2016December 2016Go Outside0 Comments 0 Editor’s Letter Yes, we have to talk about it. Quick Hits Chicks go big, the ultimate weatherman, Phoenix fun, Holiday Hops, Tennessee 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.