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GoPro Goes Public, Gregory Sells for $85 Mil, Heady Topper on the Move

In the news now, GoPro sells 17.8 million shares on its first day at a high of $24 a pop, Black Diamond offloads Gregory for a cool $85 million and Heady Topper awaits a hearing regarding their intended move to Stowe, Vt.

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GoPro Goes Public, Gregory Sells for $85 Mil, Heady Topper on the Move

G3 Ends the Enzo G3 has announced the discontinuation of the free-pivot version of their two-year-old Enzo telemark binding, reports Backcountry’s  Senior Editor Craig Dostie on earnyourturns.com. … [Read More...]

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Summer Stashes: Flattop Mountain

It’s July. You’re fighting the realization that winter is over. You’re probably mountain biking, twiddling your thumbs, questioning if it’s smart to watch a ski movie to gear up for next year. … [Read More...]

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Throwback Thursday: The Premier Issue

When Backcountry first started, free-heeling, skinny skis and visors ruled. In 1994 on our first cover ever, Dan Shaefer rocked this style to its full capacity while sending mountains in the … [Read More...]

Videos

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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 North Cascades National Park. Along with Adam Roberts, Tim Black and “Woods,” Hummel skied multiple lines off Bacon and Mt. Hagan (6,960 ft.) and a descent of North Despair (7,240 ft.).

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Summer Stashes: Mount Adams

It’s June. You’re fighting the realization that winter is over. You’re probably mountain biking, twiddling your thumbs, questioning if it’s smart to watch a ski movie to gear up for next year. The Xs are already on the calendar counting down the days. But if you’re strong willed and work for it, you can find […]

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Video: The End of the Earth

Australia doesn’t exactly jump to mind when thinking of skiing during the North American summer. Rather, Chile and Argentina are the spots reserved in our collective conscious for off-season, dream-trip destinations. But Australia’s southern provinces, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria, are home to about a dozen ski areas and peaks that measure taller than 6,000 feet. So think again.

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