Snow has started falling, and the lifts are about to start turning, so it’s time for a look for a look at our second issue of the year, which will begin arriving in ski shops across Canada and your mailboxes this week. We’ll begin with our first-ever uphill cover, which features Per Ås, Klas Granström and Janne Tjärnström taking in some Arctic Circle vistas on the island of Stjernøya on the northern tip of Norway, as shot by the legendary Mattias Fredriksson.

Here’s a look at what’s inside…

Box up your tank-tops and boardshorts, because the most frigid time of year is just around the bend. And since ski season requires donning a wardrobe that will prevent Old Man Winter from punching you in the face, we’re pleased to showcase some of the best garments to bundle up in courtesy of our annual Outerwear Guide.

Photo by Rok Rozman

Riley Leboe journeys to Eastern Europe for Montenegro’s inaugural ski touring festival, and discovers the Balkan nation’s close connection between rivers and mountains.

Photo by Dom Daher / Freeride World Tour

An inside look at the mammoth undertaking and tireless multi-tasking that goes into the production of big mountain skiing’s premiere travelling road show, the Freeride World Tour.

Alexi Godbout. Photo by Guy Fattal

In addition to all of that, we also showcase why Mount Washington Alpine Resort and Selkirk Snowcat Skiing are well worth visiting, offer a look at Alexi Godbout’s backstory and current exploits as the co-founder of Blank Collective Films, set you up with the chance to win a sweet retro setup from Elan Skis in celebration of their 75th anniversary, and much, much more.

Forecast's first-ever merchandise line!

Plus, in case you missed the big news, we’ve recently launched our inaugural merchandise line, with fun-filled hoodies, t-shirts, toques and hats for you to represent your favourite ski media source. And spending over $50 will score you a free subscription to the mag (including this issue), so be sure to visit to take advantage!

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