The Outta Sight issue is a collection of stories about finding the extraordinary in the everyday of winter; the hidden treasures, small miracles, the overlooked, unsung heroes.
Editors’ Message: Outta Sight
It’s that time of year again: Mother Nature is layering up, slipping into her shiny winter onesie and, this year, an ear-exposing, longshoreman, hipster toque. The lacy layers she wore in the fall deepen into puffy white down, beckoning us to the hills; to connect with nature’s magic and with ourselves, to bust out of that cozy spot by the fire and get amongst the white stuff.
The Outta Sight issue of Mountain Life is a collection of stories about finding the extraordinary in the everyday of winter; the hidden treasures, small miracles, the overlooked, unsung heroes.
Read about how the avi techs at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort work tirelessly behind the scenes to pull off a Freeride World Tour stop; smile and wave at the back of the pack as a first-timer takes on skimo; gape at big mountain ski lines with Kevin Hjertaas then strap on two sticks and translate that into your own adventure; consider new science about the changing colour of alpine lakes and what it means to lose nature’s mic drop; chuckle at the unnecessary just-for-fun escapades of a couple of Bow Valley kids in Behind the Photo; and think of a way to leave your mark like Vrato and Lada on the Back Page.
Your task, should you choose to accept it: find inspiration amongst the pages of this mag, and hey–it doesn’t matter if no one’s watching. In fact: don’t take a selfie at the summit, and put the GoPro away. Do it just for you. For the feeling you get playing in nature. Do it for the core memories.
Then warm up a cup of cocoa, and read about some of the MVPs out there making tracks in the snow this winter.
Stay warm, stay curious, and remember to layer up. –Kristy and Erin
MLRM Print Pick-up Locations
Canmore: artsPlace, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, Bicycle Cafe, communitea cafe, Eclipse Coffee Roasters (both stores), Rusticana Grocery, Elevation Place, Paintbox Lodge, Basecamp Lodges (in-room), Valbella Gourmet Foods, Shoppers Drug Mart, Travel Alberta Visitor’s Centre and more.
Banff: Baker Creek Chalets (in-room), Banff Beer Festival, Banff Tea Co, The North Face Store, Elements Patagonia, Wild Flour Cafe, Uprising Craft Bakery, Banff Mountain Film + Book Festival, Pulse Bootfitters, Monod Sports and more.
Calgary + Edmonton: Elements Patagonia, MEC (Calgary).
Jasper: Wild Mountain.
Revelstoke: Skookum Cycle, Eagle Pass Heli, Mica Heli, Valhalla Pure Outfitters, La Baguette.
Kimberley: Bootleg Cycle and Spirit Rock Climbing Gym.
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