Now that the weather has turned and the first coat of white has dusted them hills, it’s time for a look at our second issue of the year, which is arriving in ski shops across Canada.

On the cover is one of freeskiing’s most venerable statesmen, Mark Abma, as shot by one of our senior photographers, Guy Fattal.

Here’s a preview of what’s inside…

Bundle-up season is upon us, so to help pinpoint which garments will keep you as warm and dry as a butterless piece of toast this winter, we’re proud to present our annual Outerwear Guide, with a look at the latest innovative jackets and pants from eight of skiing’s most dependable brands.

Photo by Reuben Krabbe

On the heels of a summer full of clashes in the woods, we examine British Columbia’s most majestic old-growth forests in a meditation on their importance to skiers, climate and the world in general.

Tom Peiffer. Photo by Guy Fattal

In addition to that, we follow Blank Collective Films to Golden Alpine Holidays for a four-hut traverse trip; delve into the storied freestyle history of Mount St. Louis Moonstone; huddle with The Burrrlapz to discuss the playbook for their latest film, Football; put forth profiles on Freeride World Tour stalwart Tom Peiffer and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies & Kore Outdoors’ passionate mover-and-shaker Matt Mosteller, and much, much more.

Visit your local ski shop to pick up a copy of the issue, and to subscribe to Forecast, click here.

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