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 2019 MAGAZINE
PEACE IN THE VALLEYS
By Todd Wilkinson
Less than 150 years ago, the American bison was on the brink of elimination and today, at least 4,500 bison inhabit our first national park. However, more could be done to protect the animals outside of park boundaries in Montana.
REWILDING CHILE AND ARGENTINA
By Emily Stifler Wolfe
Emily Stifler Wolfe’s profile of Kris Tompkins, the former CEO of Patagonia and co-founder of Tompkins Conservation, focuses on her organization’s acquisition of roughly 2 million acres of private land for conservation in Chile and Argentina.
PLASTIC RUNS THROUGH IT
By Sophie Tsairis
Plastic pollution in our oceans is the subject of increasing global concern but our rivers, streams and watersheds are not immune to its contamination. Sophie Tsairis takes a close look at the regional efforts to study and combat the effects of plastics to the waters of the the Mountain West.
HOW THEY SKI IT
By Bay Stephens
It’s not only a mountain’s terrain, lifts and lodges that define it, but also the locals who ski there. Staff writer Bay Stephens visited four ski areas in the Northern Rockies to find the quintessential personalities who have helped define the culture of the mountain they each chose as “the one.”
FINDING THE SOUL OF MONTANA: LENNEP
By Sarah Gianelli
In the second installment of Mountain Outlaw’s dart toss series, Sarah Gianelli traveled to the town of Lennep, home to the oldest Lutheran church in Montana. Once a stop on the Old Milkwaukee Railroad, it is now nearly abandoned.
BLUE RIVER BOUNTY
By Brian Hurlbur
Mike Wiegele, heli-skiing pioneer and owner of Mike Wiegele Helicopter Skiing, turned 80 years old in September, will celebrate his 50th year in business next winter, and shows no signs of slowing down.
By Jodi Hausen
Shining a spotlight on six citizens of the Greater Yellowstone and their positive impacts on the world around them.
By Jessianne Castle
Houndsmen and their canine counterparts play critical role in cougar conservation in Montana.
ROOTED IN THE WEST
By Claire Cella
Young musicians who stay true their Western roots.
CHANGING HISTORY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE
Yellowstone’s commitment to innovative renewable energy.
HUNKER DOWN & SPICE IT UP
Four regional restaurants take spice to the next level.
It’s stylish to be sustainable.
HERE’S THE SCOOP: I HATE SHOVELING SNOW
By Ednor Therriault
Sniveling about snow shoveling.
By Michael J. Ober
A peek into grandma’s icebox.