The first issue of 2019 is here! It’s loaded with backcountry goodness, inspiration for some deep winter adventures, and a look at the top resident badasses in the state of Colorado. Dig in to the January/February issue on stands now!

Editor’s Letter: A Decade of Elevation Outdoors

Join us in celebrating the magazine and the community that unites us.

Wild Ice

Head to the Gunnison Valley when the conditions are just right and lace up for the joys of natural skiing.

Tuning Evangelists 

Golden colorado’s Denver Sports Lab is on a mission to bring high-end ski tech to the masses.

Enjoy the Drive

Download this GPS-triggered app for a detailed audio tour of the natural history of the wilds of…I-70.

Eat, Sleep, Play: Vail, Colorado

It’s huge. It’s decadent. And you love it. Here’s how to best enjoy your stay in Colorado’s upscale, badass ski town.

Local Hero: Mark Laurin

This Summit county-based stargazer Wants More Eyeballs on Eyepieces.

Firefighters Ski for Free!

This small, locals-centric ski resort is offering free tickets to all firefighters and emergency responders every Wednesday of the 2018-2019 season.

New Habitat

The battle over Wolf Creek’s base area has hinged on lawsuits for decades. Will a proposed road change things?

Adventure & Après: Nine Winter Pairings in Breckenridge

Adventure is calling in Breckenridge. Here’s a list of Breckenridge Distillery’s favorite ways to answer.

Deep Winter Adventure

The resorts are all booked up and swarming with wanna-bes. If you are truly seeking some big-mountain Colorado action away from it all, we suggest you head to three of our favorite towns—Buena Vista, Silverton and Steamboat—and sign up for helicopters, snowmobiles and snowcats that can ferry you off to your own special place.

Numerology: Elevation Indoors

Climbing gyms continue to boom. Here are the raw numbers behind the trend.

Straight Talk: Jason Schlarb

The ultra-motivated Hardrock champ, Iraq vet, father and adventurer discusses the sources of his inspiration.

Colorado’s Top Resident Badasses

This fall we asked EO readers to decided who rules the roost here in Colorado.

2019 Race & Event Guide

It may be deep winter but that just means it’s high time to plan out the racing season for those warmer months on the way.

Best of the Backcountry

Getting out to tour and earn turns is not just a gear-intensive pursuit. It’s gear dependent—both to best enjoy the skin up and the ride down, and to keep you safe. Here’s the stuff we appreciated most when we headed into the wild this winter.

The Tracks of My Ancestors

As an indigenous backcountry skier, my connection to the land includes powder but it also runs far deeper to include a respect for my grandparents, the future of our water and the knitting together of our society.

ELWAYVILLE: The Folk Singer and the Phantom Girl

In this story of deep winter dreams, romance and music, nothing is ever as it seems.