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"The cycle was the same: the high and sense of purpose that came when working the season, and a low that followed."

Laughing in the mountains

Ups + Downs: Drew Petersen Brings Conversation About Mental Health Front and Center in Mountain Communities
Summer 2023 issue

"The conversation of mental health and suicide is one I want to bring out of the shadows and back corners, and to the front and center in towns like ours." He adds, "Ski movie premieres in ski towns is not where you’d expect that and it's in the communities that need it the most."

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Lessons from the Black Canyon

Summer 2023 issue

"We can only meet others at the depth that we’ve met ourselves, and Colorado’s 2,722 foot deep chasm of the Black Canyon of The Gunnison is one heck of a metaphor for that. It takes ability, willingness and courage to bring yourself to the base of the dark canyon floor and to climb the massive shadowed walls back out."


Athlete Profile: Baker Boyd
Winter+Spring 2022-23 print

I know I’m not alone in placing professional athletes up on a pedestal, longingly imagining their lives spent mastering their craft in beautiful landscapes, going on expensive trips, appearing in films and creating jaw-dropping content.

Baker Boyd ski flip

"To teach her that the most important relationship she would ever have was the one with herself, and that it should be cherished and guarded like those beautiful places in the far away depths of the alpine tundras, glacial lagoons, and sandstone canyons."

Woman hanging out car window

"The mountains, the rivers, the oceans, and the canyons were indifferent to who I was and whether I was performing or still. No judgement, no comparison."

Author looking at a climb

Athlete Profile: Marcus Garcia Encourages Emotional Vulnerability in Climbing
Summer 2023 issue

“Showing vulnerability and fear is mistaken as weakness when really it's the most courageous thing to do,” says Garcia. “In the climbing culture there is a focus on proving how strong and powerful you are physically, but emotional vulnerability is lacking. These two should be encouraged together.”


"Luke could be everything and specifically that one thing that I, or someone else, needed. He could motivate those around him to do their best through his unshakable spirit and humble determination."

Luke Wilhelm belaying a climb

Snow Capped Ciders: Taste as Rich as History
Winter+Spring 2022-23 print

“I want to make the family legacy proud, to represent what we do through my ciders, and provide the highest quality French and English ciders that can actually be made here.”

Snow Capped Ciders Orchard

"Escalante taught me a very special lesson: to stop. To stop doing and start listening. Its valleys and mesas have been here for millions of years. Though they appear steady and unwavering, they have always been giving way to change, inviting the floods and winds to smooth and reshape their walls and floors without fear of what’s to come."

Hiking in Grand Staircase Escalante
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