January – February 2020: Best of the Blue Ridge

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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. 

“Unviable”

A major climate report offers a bleak forecast for the ski industry. 

2020 RACE AND EVENT GUIDE

Departments

Quick Hits

Boat Rock bouldering competition – R.I.P. Jake Burton CarpenterScenes from North Carolina’s Shut-In Ridge Trail RaceGear made in the Blue Ridge – Frigid running in Pennsylvania – 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! 

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