Plaid-collar Mountain Folk
Meet the entrepreneurs changing the outdoor industry—from the beer we stand in line for to the gear our dogs wear. Also in the package: ‘Merican-made socks, a Telluride-born production company, top-shelf down from a mom-and-pop outfit, re-purposed fleece and rain shells, Vancouver’s backcountry innovators, fashion for the windburned set, and Bozeman’s craft coffee.
Gear Up, Get Down
Swami’s annual ski buyer’s guide. The gear you need for corduroy, off-trail pow, and all the meters (hey, we’re optimistic) of snow in between—all tested in Utah, Colorado, and Montana.
Let It Snow
We take you inside 39 of the best resorts in North America, with select in-depth essays on Jackson Hole, WY, Wildcat Mountain, NH, Telluride, CO, Deer Valley, Utah, Whitewater, BC, and Grand Targhee, WY. Plus, we investigate the latest in cloud seeding research, highlight innovations in snowcat tech, and give you the lowdown on Park City, now the largest resort in the U.S.
Kicking the Beehive
Two blueprints that would ultimately decide the future of skiing and public transportation in Utah’s Wasatch Range are roiling public opinion. He’s what you need to know about One Wasatch and Mountain Accord.
Get to know environmental advocate and Black Diamond founder and CEO Peter Metcalf. Plus, how your beloved fleece is bad for the planet, a report on the obese bike epidemic, the resurgence of après wine, and El Niño predictions courtesy of Mountain’s meteorologist.
Live the good life in Telluride’s Mountain Village, take in bed and breakfast charm in New Hampshire, relax in Big Bear Lake, California, or experience the coolest place you’ll ski all winter in British Columbia. Plus, four mountain properties and what they sold for.