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Beacon bafflers: keep this stuff away from your beeper. [Photo] David Crothers

Running Interference: How Candy Affects Your Beacon

At October’s International Snow Safety Workshop in Banff, Alberta, Ilari Dammert, Mammut’s electronics product manager, and Edwin Meister, a project manager with the Swiss electronics manufacturer CCS Adaxys, presented startling findings on beacon interference. Backcountry users have long known that electronics, particularly cell phones, can interfere with a transceiver’s function, but the level of interference and range of culprit gadgets hasn’t been known until now.

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Photo of the Day: Sunny with a Chance of Pow

Dustin Robertson catching rays and face shots. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah | Photo: Jim Harris perpetualweekend.com … [Read More...]

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Snow King Moves Up: Inside Jackson, Wyo.’s Uphill Movement

To the uninitiated, the towering peaks of the Teton Range and the big red box at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort might seem to encompass all ski life and culture in the town of Jackson, Wyoming. But for … [Read More...]

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Shifting Ice: A mother-daughter pair explores Greenland in an unconventional way

About a year ago, one not-your-everyday mother-daughter conversation took place when Pip Hunt called up her mother, Martha. Pip, a former freeskiing competitor and ski coach, had something else up her … [Read More...]

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Basecamp: Four Centuries of Safety Gear

Backcountry safety gear has come a long way in the last two decades, never mind since the 1600s. Even so, gear is still no substitute for education, yet it's always worth looking at how far the sport … [Read More...]

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BC Banter: Winter Wildlands Alliance Conference, “Working for the Weekend,” Vertfest heads to Snow King, Cambridge, Mass. Avalanche

Winter Wildlands Alliance Announces Grassroots Advocacy Conference BOISE, IDAHO As of January 2015, a new federal regulation, the Over-Snow Vehicle Rule, is protecting National Forest powder … [Read More...]

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Gear Preview: 2015 Outdoor Retailer Highlights (Part 2)

The trade-show floor of Salt Lake City, Utah’s Salt Palace is a proverbial candy store, a seemingly endless display of shiny, bright and new ski and snowboard gear to come. And there’s good news … [Read More...]

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Gear Preview: 2015 Outdoor Retailer Highlights (Part 1)

The trade-show floor of Salt Lake City, Utah’s Salt Palace is a proverbial candy store, a seemingly endless display of shiny, bright and new ski and snowboard gear to come. And there’s good news … [Read More...]

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The Avy Lab: How AvaTech will change the way we see snowpack

Brint Markle was living in Zurich, Switzerland in 2010 when he had a major wakeup call. The Philadelphia native was working overseas as a management consultant and skiing at Verbier, as he often did, … [Read More...]

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Timeless Tools: Backcountry items that never lose their virtue

Beyond our skis, boots and poles, beyond our shovel, beacon and probe, there are certain very valuable items we all take into the backcountry. Each one transcends the virtue of creature comforts into … [Read More...]

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Black Diamond Issues Voluntary Whippet Recall

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Black Diamond Equipment has issued a voluntary recall on their Whippet and Carbon Whippet self arrest ski poles. The models, … [Read More...]

Videos

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Video: Glen Plake’s Chamonix

“Chamonix has a reputation worldwide as one of the greatest ski towns on earth; a lot of serious skiing, serious climbing, just big and dangerous and cool,” says Tom Runcie of Crested Butte, Colo. … [Read More...]

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Video: Sun Dog

Dogs can shred, too. And it's about time they got their starring role in an artful and action-filled short. DPS's latest installment of Cinematic does just that, with Conga shredding steeps and powder … [Read More...]

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Over the Hill: The Wilderness Act Turns 50

“Once our natural splendor is destroyed, it can never be recaptured. And once man can no longer walk with beauty or wonder at nature, his spirit will wither and his sustenance be wasted.” … [Read More...]

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Video: Out On A Limb

"I obviously knew there was going to be a bunch of obstacles I'd have to overcome," Vasu Sojitra says about backcountry skiing. Sojitra, profiled the latest edit from T-Bar Films, had his right leg … [Read More...]

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Video: Avalanche Engineers

“We’re really just trying to understand the fundamental process that causes a slope to fail in an avalanche in the first place,” says Tony Lebaron, a PhD candidate in Applied Mechanics at … [Read More...]

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