The Start | Where’s Winter?. p. 5
Speak Up | A Plan for Change, p. 7
Health | Hypothermia 411; Can Chocolate Improve Your Time Trials?, p. 14
Gear & Beer | The Best New Backcountry Must-Haves, plus a taste of Sunshine, p. 26
Reader Athletes | New Members of the Northeast 511 Club; A Snow Sailor, p. 28
Calendar | Alpine, randonnee and nordic events, crazy winter races and more, p. 31
Endgame | Racing Cancer, p. 34
ARE YOU TOUGH ENOUGH?, p. 8
Vermont is becoming a destination for tough winter races and attracting top endurance athletes. Also, here are seven winter races that will test your mettle. But are they too tough?
GET BACK IN SHAPE! 10 ESSENTIAL YOGA POSES, P. 12
Make these 10 essential yoga poses part of your winter training routine and you’ll be ready to rip come spring.
FAT TIMES AT SEYON LODGE, p. 16
Two woefully unprepared fat bikers set off for a legendary lodge in the middle of winter. Hilarity ensues.
THE BLACK DIAMOND AWARDS – THE BEST OF VERMONT, p. 20
Our readers’ picks for the best ski areas, trails and lifties; races and festivals, trails and retailers, and the people who made a difference in 2015.