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Snowpack List: Avalanche assessments from around the U.S., Week of February 26

Windslab seems to be the snowpack story for winter 2017, with a layer cake of instabilities forming in many places across the west. With slabs on slabs on slabs, skiers can trigger deep avalanches if one weak layer steps down to the many others lurking beneath.

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Just Walk Away: Caroline Gleich’s summit bid on New Zealand’s Mount Dixon and Mount Cook

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Snake-oil or Godsend? A look at different techniques for clearing goggle fog

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Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Bad Habits

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The Anti Ski-Town: Why Ouray, Colorado should be considered a skier’s paradise

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Goggles

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Goggles

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Gloves

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Helmets

It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out … [Read More...]

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