Once a month we throw our contributors for a loop with a different question about their lives in the outdoors. This month we asked them describe their ideal snow day in the mountains. Here’s what they had to say.IMG_2349_FIX

Jessica Porter

A snowshoeing day trip in the mountains, followed very closely by red wine and a bowl of chili while snuggling on the couch with my dog.

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Will Harlan

Trail running on a snow-dusted trail. I leave the first footprints in freshly fallen snow—and follow the tracks of other animals—amid the utter silence of the forest.

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Devon O’Neil

Skiing deep powder, then talking about the deep powder you skied over beers in some natural hot springs.

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Chris Gragtmans

One of my favorite traditions is to keep an eye on the weather, jump in the car before the snow hits, and preemptively get myself snowed in at a ski hill. This chain of events allowed Tyler Boeing and me to ski 14” of fresh snow at Winterplace last February.

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Robert McGee

Brisk morning walk. Oatmeal and port by the fire. Tech-free all day.

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Blake DeMaso

Spend the day on the ski slopes followed by a big fire and bourbon.

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Jess Daddio

Make a big fire and take a cold dip in the nearest body of water. Bonus points if you have to break the ice before you take the plunge.

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Dusty Allison

Thermos of coffee, flask of whiskey, and skiing the trails and bald peaks of the snow-blessed North Carolina-Tennessee state line.