Winter is in full swing in Colorado and our December issue is loaded with everything you need to know about making the most of the season. We’re spilling secrets on the winter gear we can’t live without, sharing tips on sustainable holiday shopping and the coziest gifts of the season, going big in Breck, diving in Florida, and so much more! Grab a copy on stands now, or dig in below to our latest issue.
Editor’s Letter: Open Ground
Triple Your Winter
Eat, Sleep, Play: Snowmass, Colorado
Local Hero: Dave Johnson
Eco Wax For All
New Mexico Beer: Christmas is Year Round
Winter’s New Normal
The Best of Breck
Numerology: Sliding Scale
It’s time to get objective about the dangers in the wild. We enlisted our AMGA/IFMGA certified guide to give you the straight facts on what you need to worry about—and what you can do about it in the mountains.
Joys of the Lone Wolf
The Winter 2018/19 Peak Gear Awards
Twice each year we ask our stable of core contributors to nominate the gear that they actually go out and use most. We ask them: “What was the best gear you used over the past year? What gear can’t you live without? What gear changed your life?” Meet the gear we loved, beat up and relied on out in the wild. These are the winners of Elevation Outdoors’ Winter 2018-2019 Peak Gear Awards.
The giving season is here so it’s time to ponder what your outdoor loving loved ones need to make the winter warmer. We picked this comfy and useful selection of gifts based on what we coveted most when we perused our local retailers. We picked them for hims and hers but there’s no reason to be binary—everyone could use a good Swedish splitting axe after all.
The Best Albums of 2018
My Younger Mentor
Most of the time, we look to our elders for guidance. But what do younger mentors have to teach us—especially ones who gets us out ripping (and staying safe) in deep snow everywhere from Portland to Chamonix?