DEPARTMENTS


EDITOR’S LETTER

Greta Thunberg and the burning of the Amazon.

QUICK HITS

Lindsey Vonn and “The Final Season,” three ski-tuning mistakes you are currently making, a respite from I-70, Hanging Lake’s overcrowded woes, weatherproof earbuds, welcome to Gnarnia

FLASHPOINT

Will voters—especially young voters—rally around a popular ballot measure to reintroduce wolves to their ancestral range here in Colorado?

HOT SPOT

No matter if the legendary steeps of New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley horrify you or bring you to your happy place, you need to visit this winter.

NUMEROLOGY

Avalanches—deaths and how to avoid getting caught in one.

STRAIGHT TALK

Camille Fiducia may still live in her van—but she learned how to make a big difference in the world.

HEAR THIS

Leftover Salmon and Matisyahu will break in the high-tech stage at Crested Butte’s brand new Center for the Arts.

THE ROAD

A high-school ski racer learns what matters in life when he signs on for commercial salmon fishing on the rough waters of Alaska’s Bristol Bay.

ELWAYVILLE

What happens when the locals go loco?

FEATURES


2019-2020 WINTER RESORT GUIDE

With so many ski and snowboard resorts in the Rockies, it’s tough to figure out exactly where to spend your hard-earned cash and where to seek the best snow. In this, our annual rundown of our favorite spots to ski and ride, we decided to keep it simple. We tell you that one run you have to hit, where you need to go to find the goods, and where to sit back and enjoy life a bit when you are done.

THE BEST RESORT GEAR

Drool over skis, boards, boots, bindings, apparel, helmets, gloves and more (CBD sunscreen, anyone?) that will up your game out on the slopes.

REAL LOCALS

What does a booming outdoor recreation economy mean for the people who call mountain towns home?

SKI ALL DAY, DANCE ALL NIGHT

Crested Butte has a brand new venue for music—and art, and more—that will be hosting big-name bands all winter long.

THE PERFECT WINTER

Are you ready for another season of deep snow, sunshine and smiles with friends and family? We have your ticket.

ON THE COVER


TJ David finds the balance of light and shadow in the Red Mountain Pass snowpack.
by Liam Doran / liamdoranphotography.com