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Pretty Faces: The World Premiere

Last night, Colorado’s 850-seat Boulder Theater was standing-room-only. Skiers—from famous names to everyday shredders—arrived from far-flung locales in anticipation of the world premiere of Lynsey Dyer’s all-women’s ski film, Pretty Faces: The Story of a Skier Girl. And the verdict is out: the one-hour flick is well-shot, beautifully edited, and topped off with a great soundtrack and athlete interviews. It is lighthearted, but filled with impressive and inspiring action.

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Pretty Faces: The World Premiere

Boulder, Colo. - Last night, Colorado’s 850-seat Boulder Theater was standing-room only. Skiers—from famous names to everyday shredders—arrived from far-flung locales in anticipation of the … [Read More...]

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Learning Liz Daley: On tour with splitboarding’s brightest female

A thick mist clogs the air, reducing visibility to fewer than 20 feet. Somewhere in front of me, Liz Daley, a professional splitboarder and guide for the American Alpine Institute, leads the ascent to … [Read More...]

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Mind Over Mountain: Andreas Fransson’s Story

Andreas Fransson stabs a ski pole into the pillowy, 45-degree snow slope below the imposing granite summit of the Aiguille du Midi. He’s 20 feet beyond the four-inch-thick anchor line that serves as … [Read More...]

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Splitboarder Liz Daley Killed In Argentine Avalanche

According to the Argentine news outlet OPI Santa Cruz, splitboarder and AMGA guide Liz Daley, of Tacoma, Wash., was killed in an avalanche on Monday near El Chaltén, Argentina. Daley, and her party … [Read More...]

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Andreas Fransson & JP Auclair Confirmed Dead in South American Avalanche

According to a news report published by Chilean news outlet Publicmetro.cl, extreme skiers Andreas Fransson and JP Auclair have reportedly died in an avalanche that occurred late Monday on Monte San … [Read More...]

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The Smartprobe: AvaTech Launches SP1 and AvaNet

"Saving lives starts with understanding the snow under our feet and avoiding avalanches before they happen," says Brint Markle, co-founder and CEO of AvaTech, a new company focused on developing … [Read More...]

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Dynafit Announces Beast 16 DIN ISO Certification

On the heels of Marker's Kingpin tech binding launch, Dynafit is announcing the TÜV certification of their Beast 16 binding. Both products now meet DIN ISO 13992:2007, the TÜV certification … [Read More...]

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A New Kingpin: Behind Marker’s Tech Binding

Four years ago, Michi Buechers, an IFMGA-certified guide with a background in biomechanics, began working at Marker International. As binding product coordinator, he managed the team of three … [Read More...]

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Ace of Base(layers): Arc’teryx Phase SV Zip Neck

It’s borderline unsanitary how often I wear this layer. Literally every day that I’ve skinned over the last several seasons, the Phase SV has been my go-to top. It’s surprising that the collar … [Read More...]

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2015 Editors’ Choice Awards: Boots

From a crop of more than 50 backcountry boots tested in March at Powder Mountain, Utah, we’ve selected the best six models for 2015 based on overwhelming tester feedback and … [Read More...]

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Video: The Works

This year, Backountry's annual Gear Test Week brought in more than 200 skis, bindings and boots and some 50 testers, all eager to test the latest technology in backcountry gear. With numbers like … [Read More...]

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Video: 95 to Infinity

Most skiers can squeeze in turns for five or six months out of the year, seven if they're lucky. For Andy and Mike Traslin, brothers hailing from British Columbia, things are a little different. The … [Read More...]

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Video: Powderwhore Productions’ Some Thing Else

As Powderwhore Productions approaches its 10th birthday, founding brothers Noah and Jonah Howell want to do something special. "All we did was capture our deepest powder ever, expeditions to the most … [Read More...]

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Video: A Family Affair

Backcountry's annual Gear Test Week brings together more than 50 testers from around the country, many of whom have been returning year after year for as long as they can remember. As a result, the … [Read More...]

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Video: The Big Picture

In March, a crew of some 50 testers joined Backcountry's editors for a week on snow at Powder Mountain, Utah to test more than 200 new hardgoods. From the dust rose The 2015 Gear Guide and this … [Read More...]

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