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Lance’s Lab: Rocker Revelations

After watching their parents float through fluff and rise above backcountry crud for four seasons, my daughters finally drew the line. “We NEED fat, rockered skis!” one said. When asked why, they responded, simply, “Because they FLOAT.”

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T-Bar Films Trailer Release, One Wasatch Map Announced, Beast 16 gets Certified and Early Snow

T-Bar Films Releases ‘Out on a Limb’ Trailer “He’s one of those people, who from the moment you meet him, you know he can pretty much do anything,” Steve Charest, head guide at Burlington, … [Read More...]

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Throwback Thursday: The Gear Guide Transformation

Oh how the times have changed. Flipping through archived issues of Backcountry, I stumbled across an atrocious sight in the 2000 Gear Guide: tedious blocks of text and specs listed like the … [Read More...]

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Biff America: On Early Birds

  Jeffery Bergeron, under the alias of Biff America, is a monthly columnist for BCM. Biff provides anecdotes about some of our favorite things: beer, sex and skiing. He can be seen on … [Read More...]

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Jeff Campbell: The Biomechanical Skier

Jeff Campbell’s Instagram feed is seeded with square shots of soldered circuit boards and technical diagrams charting pressure and friction. But any photo not shot in a University of Washington … [Read More...]

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Why Do You Backcountry Ski Or Ride? Tell Us

Maybe it's the fresh snow, the gear, the camaraderie or the après-ski beers. But we want to know why you backcountry ski or ride. Keep it simple or spill your heart out—we want to hear your … [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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2015 Editors’ Choice Awards: Splitboards

From a crop of nearly 40 splitboards tested in March at Crested Butte, Colo., we’ve selected the best eight models for 2015 based on overwhelming tester feedback and groundbreaking innovation. … [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: The Tester Family

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: Gear Test Week

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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Video: Makin’ Bacon

“June is the most ideal time for skiing steep lines in Washington,” photographer Jason Hummel says following a six-day early-June traverse from Mt. Blum (7,680 ft.) to Bacon Peak (7,070 ft.) in … [Read More...]

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