DEPARTMENTS

Editor’s Letter

Embrace the tribe—there’s nothing better to do with this life than ski.

Contributor Questions

Who’s your friend on a powder day?

Quick Hits

Crested Butte’s new bowl, the lives of Pakistani porters, the sunny playground that is Grand Junction, Hit it and Chill at Vail, Backcountry Cuisine, and more…

Flashpoint

There is no relief in sight when it comes to I-70 traffic. But here are some ways to ease the pain.

The Trail

Hike Music Pass with these GPS coordinates from View Ranger.

Hot Spot

Full immersion in Pagosa Springs.

Straight Talk

Kevin Jordan talks about the synergy between mountian biking and skiing.

Hear This

Phish blows up Dick’s.

The Road

A fall changed Sally Francklyn’s life—but she considers herself lucky.

Elwayville

Indeed, winter is coming.

FEATURES

Wild Child: George Rodney

The Littleton, Colorado, native took the Freeride World Tour by storm last year. Can he do it again?

The Colorado Local Checklist

You could ski like a tourist or shred like a local. We polled our favorite hardcores to let you in on the winter secrets that give you Colorado cred.

Road Rage and Booze

Instead of driving angry on I-70, Andy Hawk evades the hipsters and samples from the distilleries.

Resort Gear

The best way to get ready for winter? Buy more stuff. And we have all the gear you need to fulfill that dirty capitalist urge this winter.