Our Winter Guide showcases some of the best ski resorts in and around the Blue Ridge Mountains. This week, see what’s new with Wintergreen Resort in beautiful Nelson County, Virginia!

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Looking for the perfect gift for the outdoor adventurer in your life? Here are a few of our favorite ideas for the holiday season. Patagonia Men’s Woolie Fleece Pullover, $159Inspired by one of Yvon Chouinard’s favorite original pieces, this go-to fleece is made of a warm, soft blend of recycled materials (40% recycled wool, 35%…

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Have you ever dreamed of landing a cover photo? Here’s your chance to show off your skills, share your work with the world, AND WIN $500 plus gear, BRO swag, and an AOTG adventure! Your best outdoor adventure photo could be on the next cover of Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine. We’re looking for the most beautiful and…

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Looking for those last-minute  gifts for outdoor loved ones? Or just want the perfect gear for your next adventure? Here are 10 top-recommended gear from our outdoor experts and wear-testers. Phoozy Apollo, $30 Protect your phone from the elements: this waterproof thermal phone koozie, constructed of NASA-inspired materials, is cold-proof, heat-proof, drop-proof, and sink-proof (it…

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Rescue teams are primarily made up of volunteers who train for countless hours each year to save your sorry ass when you’re lost, sick, or injured. They spend sleepless nights searching backcountry terrain, and they often spend their own money and use their own gear to help find you. You may not have given much…

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Are you an outdoor adventurer who wants to help protect the places where you play? Our I HEART PISGAH Adventure Team includes elite athletes and everyday adventurers who love exploring, enjoying, and protecting public lands.

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Departments Quick Hits Triathlete completes 60 Ironmans in a single year • (L)earn-a-bike offers a path forward for Harrisonburg youth • Charlottesville runner sets Long Trail record • Black bear populations on the rise The Goods Build a home gym: Athletes and trainers pick their essential equipment. Flashpoint Are outdoor adventurers losing their conservation ethic—or…

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Camden County, Georgia, is proposing to build a commercial spaceport that would launch orbital and sub-orbital rockets eastward over populated areas, including the Intercostal Waterway, Little Cumberland Island, and Cumberland Island National Seashore. But according to litigation filed by the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) on October 17, 2018, the risks of the project have…

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Coach Chris Shepard’s favorite gear for Southern Appalachian slopes. Chris Shepard grew up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, but didn’t start skiing until he was on the other side of the world, in Germany. Fresh out of high school, and a young Army soldier in a foreign country, Shepard was game for picking…

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