The future is... the college kids, born-and-bred locals, and the free spirits. The next generation of skiers in Bozeman, Montana; Nelson, British Columbia; and Jackson, New Hampshire are doing just fine. The National Brotherhood of Skiers continues to work toward their founding goal: to get more African-Americans on skis. Climate activist Auden Schendler sees the future in dire terms, but he remains positive and inspired as he continues his work in Aspen and Washington D.C. to mitigate climate change. Monarch Mountain in Colorado slows things down. Plus, the best jackets and pants of the year, all in the October 2016 issue of POWDER (45.2).