Features Best of the Blue Ridge Readers pick their favorite race, faces, and places in the region. Snow in the South Thirty-three years after publishing Southern Snow: The Winter Guide to Dixie, author Randy Johnson reflects on the cult classic, which has just been reissued with a second edition. The Slopes on a Budget Determined to get his kids on the mountain, an avid skier shares tips for making resort runs affordable. \u201cUnviable\u201d A major climate report offers a bleak forecast for the ski industry. 2020 RACE AND EVENT GUIDE Departments Quick Hits Boat Rock bouldering competition \u2013 R.I.P. Jake Burton Carpenter \u2013 Scenes from North Carolina\u2019s Shut-In Ridge Trail Race \u2013 Gear made in the Blue Ridge \u2013 Frigid running in Pennsylvania \u2013 Brewery makes edible packaging Perspective LWCF: Four letters that every outdoor adventurer should know THE GOODS Local Favorites: Gear made in the Blue Ridge TRAIL MIX New 2020 tunes on the horizon; Sturgill Simpson plays Southern arenas On the Cover Photo by Justin Potter, WINNER of the BLUE RIDGE OUTDOORS COVER PHOTO CONTEST. Justin set out to capture the Rhododendrons blooming but was treated to one of the most beautiful sunrises of the year!