The editors went live on Facebook for the first time (can you tell?) to talk about the stories behind the stories in the September 2016 issue of POWDER. Inside the issue, the first of our 45th volume, we talked about Porter Fox’s process in writing Powder Nexus, a story about the gift and privilege of skiing deep powder. To write The Grand Scale, Editor-at-Large Matt Hansen spent the winter drinking beer and skiing powder with friends in some of Grand Teton National Park’s best and most extreme terrain. We also discussed why we assigned Abigail Barronian a profile on someone everyone already knows—or at least thinks they do—Sean Pettit, and explained our process behind the 2017 Buyer’s Guide and how the 35 members of the POWDER Union determined the Skis of the Year. Thanks to the live viewers who sent in their questions, we also got into a semi-heated discussion on the merits of boot bags. Thanks for tuning in, we’ll go live again next month.