Editorial Director Marc Peruzzi introduces the Early Winter 2014 issue of Mountain magazine here.
Swami’s annual ski buyer’s guide. The gear you need to access immaculate resort corduroy, face-melting backcountry powder, and every other rendition of gravity fueled bliss this winter. New skis, boots, poles, backpacks, bindings, and more—all tested at high velocity in Utah, Colorado, and Montana. Resort | Backcountry
The ultimate powder skier’s guide: insider knowledge on 34 of North America’s best ski resorts. Get ready for flawless snow, challenging terrain, and bona fide mountain towns. Plus: Build a co-op, if you can. The ski industry moves uphill to outpace climate change. And a manifesto on the dwindling habitat of the hairless ape.
No longer just the affliction of rock stars and inner cities, heroin addiction is a growing epidemic in mountain towns. Gordy Megroz reports on the dangerous narcotic, and how it unraveled a young snowboarder’s life.
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A letter from editor Marc Peruzzi. Just because.
Mountain vistas take over the centerfold. The season’s best photos from our top contributors.
An interview with Emily Coombs, one of the original steep skiers. Calling all ski resorts to Washington—and action on climate change. Plus, the mutant athletes behind Strafe Outerwear, and the truth about craft whiskey (plus a bonus online tasting guide).
Coworking spaces fuel entrepreneurs with desks for hire in the high country.
The outdoor industry antes up and protects wild places through the Conservation Alliance.
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