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December 2021-January 2022: The Winter Adventures Issue

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On the cover: A skier glides down the slopes of Beech Mountain Resort in the North Carolina High Country. Photo by Sam Dean


The Studio
Two Georgia artists capture peaceful landscapes with stained glass and wood. 

After a summer bummer, a hiker realizes trails are much better in the winter.


Winter gear for cold-weather adventures and for getting going in the new year. 

Out and Back
In defense of the performance beard. 

Trail Mix

New tunes from Band of Horses and Jenny Lewis, plus a holiday track from Hiss Golden Messenger.


Wild About Winter

Here’s your guide to getting outside during the cold months, featuring wilderness survival classes, epic sledding hills, and snowshoeing spots. 

Southern Slopes Guide

Fingers crossed for big snow dumps this winter. When it falls, get ready to carve turns on these tops Blue Ridge ski runs. 

Bear Scare

A pet owner learns a big lesson about bear awareness on Blue Ridge trails. 

108 Rivers Challenge

In 2021, Tierra Curry swam in 108 rivers across the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic.

Introducing the Virginia Nature Triathlon

Virginia Senator Tim Kaine shares the details behind his big, multi-year adventure.

Cold-Weather Backpacking Tips

Enjoy the winter wild with this essential advice.

Special Sections

Winter Adventures in Virginia
Whether you’re looking for a snowy adventure or secluded beach getaway, winter in Virginia offers a wide range of activities. 

2021-2022 Ski Resort Happenings
Mark your calendar for these special events happening in the Blue Ridge this winter!

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