A Love Letter to the Mountains:
October 19, 2023
Mountain Gazette Celebrates The Indomitable Spirit Of Outdoor Storytelling With A 200th Issue That Is More Book Than Magazine
NORTH LAKE TAHOE, CA (October 2023)/OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Mountain Gazette, the independent outdoor culture magazine that has been publishing long-form features and stunning imagery from mountain towns since 1966, is celebrating its 200th issue with an oversized edition that spans 200 pages.
More coffee table book than magazine, the 200th issue includes 21 feature-length stories, from ski & snowboard industry veterans like Jeremy Jones, Megan Michelson, Kade Krichko and renowned photographers Chris Burkard and Mattias Fredriksson to celebrated entertainer Steve Martin. Mountain Gazette 200 features illustrated artwork by the late activist artist Tom Benton of Aspen. The cover is a tribute to Colorado, the birthplace of the magazine in 1966. Benton was best-known for designing Hunter S. Thompson’s political posters in his run for Sheriff of Aspen. Benton also created the cover for Mountain Gazette Issue 36.
Revived in 2020, by industry veteran Mike Rogge, writer and editor of culturally relevant media publications including Powder, The Ski Journal and Vice, the story of Mountain Gazette begins in 1966. The spirit of the magazine has always embodied the character and independence of mountain towns, with their epicenter being the American West.
In the years that followed, Mountain Gazette became known as a publication that would publish longform journalism and fearless stories that other mainstream outdoor titles would veer away from due to their candor. After funding ran dry in 1979, Mountain Gazette left a vacuum in an industry that desperately needed raw, honest journalism from the characters that populate mountain towns.
In 2000, the magazine was resurrected again and changed hands multiple times until Rogge bought the magazine in 2020 and revived it to its success today. At a time when existing publications are radically changing their income stream models, closing their doors, or consolidating under new ownership, Mountain Gazette’s independent, energetic resurgence is both remarkable and a much needed salve to the digital era and its endless scrolling. The magazine has seen significant success building a community of subscribers in three years and the 200th issue is both a love letter to the outdoors and a thank you to the subscribers who continue to support Mountain Gazette.
About Mountain Gazette
Born in 1966 and revived in 2020 for a modern era, Mountain Gazette is the original outdoor magazine. The large format, bi-annual outdoor culture magazine features stunning photography and incredible long-form storytelling. Join the print revival and subscribe here.