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Boulder Business Feature: Alpine Modern

With ski season finally underway in the beautiful state of Colorado, it makes perfect sense to introduce a magazine that highlights the majestic heights of our mountain terrain.  Meet Alpine Modern, a unique independent editorial that is designed to showcase the artistic, aesthetic and athletic sights from the slopes of Colorado and other peaks found around the world.

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Alpine Modern is pioneering a new view of mountain living and intends to showcase the lifestyle at higher elevations. The issues will be easily relatable for outdoors enthusiasts, travelers, designers, and people working and playing in the high country; readers will get an in-depth look at “elevated living”. This includes, but is not limited to, architecture, fashion, gear innovation, and all the trends taking place at the peak of the mountains.

The magazine will be both local and global in range. Feature stories will include basic tips for snowy days filled with family fun, insider guides to the best resorts from around the world, and will also examine new products for outdoor adventures. The publication will recite stories that have so far been untold. The first issue includes an interview with a Colorado artist-designer about his signature wood furnishings. There is also a story on a renowned Japanese chef who describes his culinary approach to “Sushi at Altitude” at the Niseko ski resort.

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Image courtesy of Alpine Modern

Additionally, architecture and mountainous design will act as the core to the perfectly presented print. Due to the use of less advertising, Alpine Modern will encompass mountain living in a chic and eye-catching format. This will allow for photographs to be completely and stunningly displayed among innovative and well-curated content.

Publisher Lon McGowan, who is also CEO of iClick and owner of Lon Little Shop in Boulder, has an eye for detail.  iClick, which boasts the highest quality flash drives in the industry, is a one stop shop for USB drives, mobile accessories, power packs, pens, OtterBox cases and more. LON Little Shop taps into McGowan’s eye for aesthetics.  The shop on 13th Street in Downtown Boulder contains items that are sourced from multiple designers and brands ranging from home accessories, jewelry, design books, stationery, gifts, watches, and clothing accessories. All of his career ventures concentrate on sleek design and high quality work. In summation, he is a perfectionist. This is displayed throughout his shop and in the pages of Alpine Modern. These qualities pair nicely with editor in chief Sandra Henderson’s unique sense of style. Together they have created an editorial with international appeal while still maintaining a community-based voice.


Image courtesy of Alpine Modern

The magazine recently celebrated its launch and Alpine Modern Issue 01 is available to readers now. The event was held at Bohemian Biergarten in Boulder where over five hundred local supporters came out to celebrate the event. The publication is humbled by the encouragement they have received thus far and look forward to continually meeting reader’s expectations. In addition, the editorial will soon be available for purchase in retail stores. However, for the time being, those seeking to buy Alpine Modern can obtain single copies on their website for $9.95 or purchase a yearly subscription for $38.00.

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