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
Photos and stories from the biggest winter in a generation.
Richie Fredericks estimates that in his 40-year career as a sales rep, he’s sold around 60,000 skis. But today, it’s harder than ever. Story by Matt Hansen. Photos by Alexa Miller.
Skiers search for many things. The perfect slice of pizza, a soul mate, or snowfields that aren’t yet marked with a track. But there is no greater search than for the perfect ski.
Big Mountain skier Jackie Paaso spent years in a dark, depressed state. Through skiing, she found the light. Story by Megan Michelson.
A small-town ski area with some of the best backcountry access in North America, California’s June Mountain remains uniquely itself. Story by Hans Ludwig. Photos by Christian Pondella