October – November 2020 Is LIVE!

October - November 2020 Issue Cover. 
sub: TJ David. pc: Liam Doran
On the cover: TJ David getting his fill in the Colorado Backcountry. p: Liam Doran

The October-November 2020 Issue of Elevation Outdoors is LIVE!

Dive in for stories highlighting hope, positivity, love, and for a reminder that while many things have changed, some of the most important things will always be the same.

Find it at an EO distributor near you, or peruse the full issue from cover-to-cover at the link here.

Thanks to all of our amazing partners who made printing this issue (and every issue of Elevation Outdoors) possible. We wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your support.

And, to our readers, thank you for continuing to be part of the EO community! We would not be what we are without all of you beside us. 

Read or download the October – November Issue for FREE HERE!


Editor’s Letter
Be Smart, Ski Safe, Stay Alive

Love is King
Navy vet Chad Brown shares the restorative power of fly fishing and getting out on the water through his non profit, Soul River.

Quick Hits
Bluebird Backcountry – the Resort of the Future? // Crested Butte’s Alley Loop // Eat, Sleep, Play: Telluride, CO // Local Hero: Oak Thorne // The Best Green Apps // Farewell, Janette Heung.

Hot Spot: Four Winter Adventures For Everyone.
We give you these four options for all ability levels to get after it instead of sitting at home. Winter Walk, Nordic Ski, Ski Tour, or Snowshoe these four Colorado classics.

Flashpoint: The New Mountain Town Migration.
Covid-19 is shifting demographics across the country as people rethink their lives and priorities – and ski towns call to those looking for a new life. Here’s how and why two families made the jump.

Straight Talk
Lessons From the Master Bootfitter, Larry Houchen.

Numerology: Black in the White Room.
The numbers tell the story of Black skiers and snowboarders, where they have gone, and where they are headed.

Hear This: Fresh Tunes
Download these new must-hear albums to jazz up your drive to the resort or backcountry.

The Road: La Raíz De Mi Tierra
After years of living on the road, Dani Reyes-Acosta seeks to find ways to root and grow in uncertain times.

Elwayville: The Big Story
Get in touch with the world again and take the time to remember every day is a gift.


The 2020 Perfect Winter Resort Guide.
Ski resorts in the Rockies are ready to open – with some modifications for safety. You may have to re-envision your idea of the “perfect” ski season this year, but some things, like fresh powder and the promise of the mountains, never change. So dig into our guide to the best resorts to bring you back to yourself this season.

Life in the Pandemic: The Winter That Was, The Winter That Will Be.
Yes, we will be skiing and snowboarding again this season – but we can no longer pretend we live in the same world that we left behind last March. Here’s how we hope to find new perspectives, social distance, and yes, joy out on our favorite mountains in 2020-21.

Gear: To the Resort and Beyond
Covid-19 couldn’t stop all the shipments of the latest, greatest gear for skiing and snowboarding. Here’s what’s new, hot, an on the shelves for this year.

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