THE DIRT Meet the winners of our Dirty Dozen Wilderness Hiking Challenge Kids and Skiing | Terrain-based Learning CHATTER A Monthly collection of Reader Reactions to previous BRO Issues QUICK HITS Running shop owner chases down much slower vandal • Polar plunges to start the new year CONTRIBUTOR QUESTIONS Once a month we throw our contributors for a loop with a different question about their lives in the outdoors. This month we wanted to know, "what's the best way to spend a snow day?" FLASHPOINT Can Southern ski resorts adapt to climate change? THE GOODS Essential gear for Timberline ski patrol and surviving a winter atop LeConte. TRAIL MIX The top 20 albums of 2015. FACES OF WINTER Meet a pro climbing bum, ski coach, weatherman, ice climber, and a girl that shreds harder than you. UNSTOPPABLE Adaptive snowsports athletes are making incredible comebacks on the slopes. NO DOGS NEEDED North Carolina ultra runner Peter Ripmaster will be pulling his own sled in the 1,000-mile Iditarod footrace. SECRETS OF AN OUTDOOR DAD Former pro paddler Adam Herzog reveals how to keep fit as a stay-at-home parent. TEACHINGS FROM THE RIVER Girls at Play founder Anna Levesque discovers five life lessons from her thrills and spills on the water. SNOWBOUND 2015-16 It’s time to hit the slopes. Opening days are upon us at regional resorts, so wax your skis and get ready for some downhill thrills with BRO’s annual Snowbound winter sports guide.