Now that the lifts have begun turning and ski season is officially underway, it’s time for a preview of the final issue of Volume 9 of Forecast, which you can have shipped straight to your front door by subscribing for free (providing you live in Canada) before this Friday via clicking here.

On the cover is one of our favourite skiers, Alex Beaulieu-Marchand, who teamed up with the always creative lens wielder Anatole Tuzlak to capture this incredible shot in the Pemberton, B.C. backcountry, which we knew was destined for the front page the moment we saw it.

Here’s a look at what’s inside…

Looking to tie a bow on your setup? Look no further than our latest Accessory Guide, which shines a light on over 60 of this winter’s most essential products, from helmets to goggles, gloves, backpacks, layering, footwear, ski poles and everything in between.

Photo by Drew Smith

Nick McNutt discovers a heightened appreciation for adventuring on an expedition to Pakistan’s Karakoram Range with Christina Lustenberger and Jim Morrison.

Chad Sayers. Photo by Guy Fattal

Arouse your eyes by indulging in our selection of the most captivating ski photography of the year.

Dennis Ranalter. Photo by Daniel Schiessl

In addition to the above, we offer a deep dive into Dennis Ranalter's journey of self-discovery while shooting for Legs of Steel’s award-winning documentary Descendance, a look at the process behind Head and Jeff Thomas joining forces to produce Unified, a feature-length film on the Head Freeskiing team, profiles on up-and-coming filmmaker Aidan Croskrey and the non-profit charity organization Rocky Mountain Adaptive, a recipe for a tasty and unique ski snack courtesy of Yuki Tsubota, the chance to win our just released collab glove with Swany Gloves for you and four of your friends, and much more.

Ian Morrison. Photo by Bryan Ralph

Subscribe for free in time for this issue’s release by clicking here, and here’s to another year of proving that print isn’t dead.

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