October-November 2021 Is Live!

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On the Cover: Sven Brunso gets up close and personal with powder at New Mexico’s Taos Mountain Resort. This is the third time Brunso and photographer Liam Doran have nabbed the cover of Elevation Outdoors magazine.

Read or download the October-November 2021 Issue for free HERE.

Departments

Editor’s Letter
How I learned to love golf for a good cause

Quick Hits
The young star of The Alpinist embodies the soul of climbing; a surge of indoor climbers emphasizes the need for outdoor instruction; the best of Boulder; hiking with kids; Local Heroes; Rocky Mountain National Park updates

Flashpoint
Here’s how ski resorts are adapting to a new world of COVID-19 protocols, climate change, and diversity.

Hot Spot
Want the perfect weekend? Ski Sunlight and soak at Glenwood.

Opinion
Marc Peruzzi thinks outdoor athletes have a lot to learn from Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

Straight Talk
TGR star Ryan Hudson discusses race, conservation, and the pure joy of snowboarding.

Hear This
Swedish songwriter and guitarist José González talks about how he found inspiration for his new album out in nature.

The Road
Dani Reyes-Acosta looks back on the enduring gift her father gave her: He taught her to love skiing.

Elwayville
Peter Kray gives us the chills with a new ghost story based in Vail.

Features

The Winter That Was

Skiing last winter may not have been ideal with COVID-19 restrictions in place and below-average snowfall, but getting to the mountain made all the difference in tough times.

The 2021 Perfect Winter Guide
Our annual special section delivers all the details you need when it comes to beta, lessons, lodging, pandemic precautions, and deals at some of our favorite destinations in the Rocky Mountain West.

The Goods: Best Gear for the Resort
The snow guns are running—it’s time to survey your stuff and upgrade for the season.