Editor’s Letter

The Nordic countries can teach us about public lands.

QUICK HITS

Dean Fidelman’s Stone Nudes Kickstarter, learning to ice climb in Ouray, Riding on Insulin, Crested Butte’s big change, an emergency jumpstarter and more…

FLASHPOINT

A new report states that skiing and snowboarding will become “unviable” in most places in North America, but POW is ready to take action to reverse that diagnosis.

HOT SPOT

Telluride has something for everyone—from a beginner’s-only area for the nubes to the untouched powder on Palmyra Peak’s hike-to terrain for thrill seekers.

Numerology

Sad stats about the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

STRAIGHT TALK

Wyoming native Kelly Halpin is putting down brave new routes and setting FKTs. Here’s how she finds the motivation.

Hear this

Tune in to Elevation Outdoor’s picks for the best albums of 2019.

The Road

Paddy O’Connell does not want his mom to read this, his sordid ode to the powdergasm, but he wants to share it with you.

Elwayville
Peter Kray reflects on how we can do our best to live—and ski—in the here and now.

FEATURES

Wagner Custom Skis

This is how Pete Wagner built the anti ski-factory.

Renoun Skis

Cyrus Schenck dropped out of engineering school to construct skis with non-Newtonian polymers. Now the NBA may be calling.

The 2019 Winter Peak Gear Awards

To determine the winners, we asked our contributors: What gear can’t you live without? What gear changed your life?

The Gift Guide

From Steal Your Face skis to Hawaiian honey, these gifts are sure to please outdoor lovers.

Gear Up – Top Picks for Great Gear