Our February issue is devoted to winter sports and activities. From telemark skiing to kick-sledding to ice boating, we take a look at eight people involved in different pastimes unique to the season. Plus, Bonnie Schiedel profiles Peter Crooks as he celebrates 20 years with Thunder Bay Nordic Trails and Tonya Muchano talks to the Kardas family, the new owners of Mount Baldy Ski Area.

Keeping with our theme, menswear stylist Lyle Morissette provides some suggestions for après-ski, film columnist Michael Sobota shares his picks for winter activity themed movies, and I cross snowkiting off my bucket list… sort of. February also brings Valentine’s Day, so Amy Jones presents some tried-and-true first date options in the city, Chef Rachel Globensky serves up a delectable chocolate fondue recipe, and if you’re celebrating the holiday alone, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with Stuff We Like for the happily single.