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Early Winter 2016

Look inside the latest issue of Mountain magazine.

Mountain magazine Early Winter 2016


2017 Winter Gear Guide

The newest skis, boots, poles, gloves, packs, helmets and goggles, coats, pants, socks, and other technical, ski-specific whatnot tested for you by us. Plus, resort wear for men and women. Pure Frontside Skis | All Mountain Frontside Skis | All Mountain Skis | All Mountain Powder Skis | Pure Powder Skis | Women’s Skis | Tweener Skis

Take Me to the Mountain

Our annual insider’s guide to the top resorts in North America—interspersed with bleeding heart essays on all things ski related from our favorite contributors, including Killington’s King of Spring and Eric Hansen’s ode to bologna sandwich days at Crystal Mountain. Plus: Vail eats Whistler. Why climate change will always favor Colorado, and Aspen Highlands’ next act. And how Protect Our Winters is weaponizing athletes.

From Top to Bottom (and Up Again)

How former big-mountain prodigy Aaron Estrada went from drug addict to drug-addiction counselor—and what his journey says about substance abuse in skiing.

Skier Rick May Location Snowbird, UT Photograph Lee Cohen

Skier Rick May Location Snowbird, UT Photographer Lee Cohen


mtn gallery

Last winter’s best shots—through the eyes of our photographers. 

mtn report

Meet Cyrus Schenck, inventor of the first conditions-adaptable ski. Plus: Why youth ski racing is a dying sport; why resorts may be the next terrorism target; and your perfect, do-it-all, backcountry and frontside, one ski-boot-binding quiver.

mtn habitat

The West’s homeless problem is worsening by the moment. Tracy Ross reports.

mtn lodges

Stay slopeside Mammoth in the Eastern Sierras’ highest-elevation year-round chalet; go upscale (like Errol Flynn) at the newly renovated Sun Valley Lodge; relive the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid; or let certified mountain guides serve you breakfast at a Jackson Hole cottage.

mtn advocate

Inside an Alaskan sled dog rescue kennel—with founder Raven Vinter.

Available now at Whole FoodsBarnes & NobleGander MountainEastern Mountain Sports, and local natural foods and outdoors stores. Or save yourself a trip and subscribe now.

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