Have Patience: How April Storms and Powsurfers Reinvigorated my Winter

As the saying goes, April showers bring…April pow days. In a strange season that brought up visions of mountain biking a bit too early, Associate Editor Tom Hallberg was reminded that surprises and learning new things keep life fresh.

The Best Place in the Valley: A Community-Organized Hut Pays Tribute to Friends Lost

After a 1980 tragedy, the Colorado towns of Crested Butte and Aspen banded together to create a memorial to the 10 friends they had lost. To this day, the Friends’ Hut welcomes those with the fortitude to reach it.

Seven Outdoor Books to Add to Your Library

Having crested the solstice, we’re past the deepest days of winter, but it still gets dark pretty early right now. If you’re looking for something other than streaming TV shows to occupy the several hours of darkness before bed, we’ve got some book recommendations. Outdoor publishers filled bookstore shelves with new titles at the end of last year with narrative nonfiction, detailed guidebooks and skills guides. For rest days and trip planning, these books have you covered.

Colorado skier dies in Front Range avalanche

In Colorado’s first avalanche fatality of the 2021/22 season, a man died in a slide around 2 p.m. Dec. 24 on the southeast end of South Diamond Peak near Cameron Pass in the Front Range. The victim has not been identified.

Mountain Skills: The “Hell yes, or no way” approach to terrain management

Heading into the winter is a good time for professionals and recreators to re-evaluate their decision-making tactics. At the Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop last month, speakers considered whether the larger backcountry community assimilates too much danger in its daily practices.

Lel Tone and Brennan Lagasse connect on their home turf in “Eastside Story”

A new movie from Bevan Waite lets a pair of ski guides riff on their experiences in the mountains.

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