Mountain Outlaw magazine is published biannually in Big Sky, Montana, and examines the lifestyle, culture and issues relevant to the Mountain West from the heart of the Yellowstone region. Through award-winning editorial content, design, video and photography, Mountain Outlaw gives you more than a story – it’s an experience.
WINTER 2018 MAGAZINE
TO KILL A GRIZZLY
By Todd Wilkinson
Now that grizzly bears are no longer protected under the Endangered Species Act, Montana, Idaho and Wyoming are looking to sell hunting tags to manage the bruins’ population. Should Greater Yellowstone grizzlies become trophies for sport hunters? Todd Wilkinson explores what’s at stake.
THE FINE LINE
By Emily Stifler Wolfe
Just 10 percent of people buried in avalanches for more than 35 minutes survive. Emily Wolfe recounts the harrowing tale of the massive slide that enclosed Lesley Martin for 105 minutes in a snowy prison, and discovers the lifesaving decisions Martin made in the crucial seconds after the snow gave way.
SOUTH KOREA DREAMING
By Tyler Allen
The U.S. is the only large country in the world that doesn’t contribute a penny of federal funds to its Olympic team. Managing Editor Tyler Allen shines a light on the support U.S. Olympic athletes have leading up to—and following—their big moment on the world stage.
By Annie Fast
During his 15-year career, professional snowboarder Travis Rice has risen from young phenom, earning X Games gold as a rookie rider, to snowboarding pioneer who designs progressive competitions in creative venues. Annie Fast profiles the relentless evolution of the rider, filmmaker and explorer.
AN ECONOMIC CROSSROADS
By Claire Cella
Technology has broken the barrier of geography that long shielded mountain towns from growth. Claire Cella explores what telecommuting and high-tech industry mean for mountain towns of the Greater Yellowstone.
GEAR OF THE GREATER YELLOWSTONE
The mountains, rivers and forests in our fine corner of the world aren’t just a playground for these nine intrepid gear manufacturers—they’re also a wellspring of inspiration, an R&D testing ground, and a source of community.
ART FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
An image has the power to stir emotions, shift perspectives and ignite action. Six artists and photographers lend their gifts to the important causes and pressing social issues closest to them, and describe why they choose to make an impact.
A JEWEL BOX OF CULTURE
By Sarah Gianelli
Tippet Rise Art Center, a 10,000-acre cattle ranch turned world-class music and art venue near Fishtail, Montana, is the realization of a life-long dream of artist-philanthropists Peter and Cathy Halstead.
MOUNTAIN TOWN MOGULS
By Amanda Eggert
What the Rocky Mountain West can teach us about entrepreneurship, as told by five intrepid business owners.
THE POWER OF EVEL
By Joseph T. O’Connor
A museum in Topeka, Kansas, memorializes the Godfather of Extreme Sports.
MOVING THE NEEDLE
By Emily Stifler Wolfe
How acupuncture is being used for reproductive health, addiction treatment and relief from chronic pain—with remarkable success.
A SPITTING, OR SLOBBERING, IMAGE
By Jessianne Wright
The science behind why some dog owners resemble their pets.
MUSIC VENUE GUIDE
By Yogesh Simpson
Regional music venues that heat things up when the mercury drops.
THE SUPER SLABS
By David Gilbert
David Gilbert’s account of a first-time rock climber.