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Snowpack List: Avalanche assessments from around the U.S., Week of February 19

This week in the western U.S., slab avalanches are a widespread concern for skiers and riders heading into the backcountry. With high winds affecting regions from Colorado to California and all the way north to Montana, near and above tree line skiing is a potentially dangerous proposition.

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2017 Apparel Guide: The story behind the cult classic Kinco

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Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Couloirs

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean - Couloirs from Backcountry Magazine on Vimeo. In this episode, Andrew McLean lives up to his moniker of “Straight Chuter” and explains the best methods … [Read More...]

Backcountry Magazine seeks film and webisode proposals for fall 2017 launch

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Gloves

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Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017: A snowy winter brings more backcountry events and the Telluride Mountain Film Festival

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Helmets

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Dirty Laundry: How to rid dirt, grime and other funk from your layers

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Baselayers

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