About the Mag
Jake and Dave Moe founded POWDER in 1972 as an alternative to the other, uptight skiing magazines. "To us, powder skiing means freedom, with an emphasis, not on how you do it, but just on doing it more," they said. That's what we're still trying to do. Powder to the People.
In This Issue
Nature versus Nurture. In China, the country’s first generation of skiers are using the sport to discover their identity and a new frontier. What kind of skiers would we be without the moms who raised us? A place to call home is harder than ever to find in ski towns across the country. Pick up the December 2016 issue of POWDER for the following stories:
– Awakening: China’s emerging ski culture represents a cultural shift of valuing quality of life over material possessions.
– A Mother’s Nature: The stories of five women who took on the thankless job of raising skiers.
– Sheltered: The lack of affordable and available housing in ski towns is beyond a crisis—it’s an emergency.
– Forward: Ten years after her husband’s death, Emily Coombs has rebuilt her life around bringing low-income children into the ski community.
– The Gateway: Party skiing the classics in Bridgeport, California, the door to the High Sierra.