The first signs of snow have started appearing in them hills, which means winter will be here before we know it, so it’s time for a preview of our second issue of the fall.

First up, the cover, which was shot by Grant Gunderson and serves as our tribute to the memory of a beloved member of the freeskiing community, Kyle Smaine, who tragically passed away in an avalanche in Japan this past January. We love you and miss you Kyle, and can’t thank you enough for everything you did for skiing.

R.I.P. Kyle Smaine. Photo by Grant Gunderson

Here’s what a look at what’s inside…

Remember those cheeky postcards on people’s fridges back in the day that featured naked skiers showing off their butts? Our 2024 Outerwear Guide, which highlights a selection of the latest threads from seven of the best apparel brands in the sport, will help you avoid ending up in one of those photos.

Sam Kuch at Retallack Lodge. Photo by Bryan Ralph

Nicholas Lampard digs deep into the mining history of the ghost town of Sandon, British Columbia and its surrounding area, and how it laid the foundation for one of the most storied cat-skiing operations in Canada, Retallack Lodge.

Kasper, Raffi, Tessa & Malto Treadway at Kimberley Alpine Resort. Photo by Bruno Long.

In addition to the above, we also offer a look at what makes Kimberley Alpine Resort one of the most underrated and family-friendly resorts in B.C.; why Blanket Glacier Chalet lives up to its hype; a profile on blue collar backcountry workhorse Jordy Kidner; a preview of CK9 Studios & The Blondes’ new film How Did We Get Here?; an exposé on the community-based avalanche education organization State of the Snowpack; the chance to win a pair of Cole Richardson’s pro model skis from Head, and much, much more.

Janelle Yip, Emily Childs & Tonje Kvivik, aka The Blondes. Photo by Anatole Tuzlak

Visit your local ski shop to pick up a copy of this issue at no charge, and if you live in Canada, you can now subscribe to Forecast for free by clicking here and have future issues shipped straight to your front door.

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