Working for the Weekend: Presidential Spring

The latest episode of Ski The East’s backcountry series Working For The Weekend, “Presidential Spring,” might be the thirst quencher for parched East Coast snow enthusiasts. In the episode, Ben Leoni—a lawyer from Portland who spends his two days of freedom from the daily grind skiing with similarly job afflicted friends—travels to Mt. Washington to ski some technical, less traveled lines on the famous peak.

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Working for the Weekend: Presidential Spring

This winter on the East Coast has been bleak. With more rain than snow, it can be hard to stay optimistic about outdoor recreation. Luckily the Northeast is full of diehard optimists who only need a … [Read More...]

Backcountry Experience panel at SIA: Inside the Female Mind

DENVER, COLO. This past Friday at SIA, Backcountry Magazine Assistant Editor Louise Lintilhac led Inside the Female Mind, a discussion panel focusing on how women approach decision-making, group … [Read More...]

Boardroom: an interview with Christine Feleki, aspiring female splitboard guide

An aspiring splitboard guide from Canmore, Alberta, Christine Feleki is working over the next few months to gain the experience needed to pass her final guide exam. In a world where there are not many … [Read More...]


It’s February and winter is in full swing. Here is a selection of this month’s backcountry events you may want to brave the cold to attend. ALASKA CHUGACH NATIONAL FOREST AVALANCHE CENTER—FREE … [Read More...]

Boardroom: An interview with Pallas Snowboards co-founder Stephanie Nitsch

Stephanie Nitsch is a woman of many hats. I first met her in 2014 at the SheJumps all-women ski and splitboarding mountaineering course, Alpine Finishing School, held outside of Revelstoke, British … [Read More...]


From Axes to Jackets: SIA Snow Show 2016 gear highlights

SIA 2016 was full of new toys and fun gear for the snowier months. Associate Editor Lucy Higgins and Assistant Editor Louise Lintilhac scoped the halls of the Denver Convention Center looking for the … [Read More...]

Gear Preview: 2016 Outdoor Retailer Highlights (Part 2)

Each year, for a few days in January, outdoor retailers, brands and media take over Salt Lake City, Utah, for a maelstrom of new technology, flashy gear, buzzwords and big news. Wade through it all … [Read More...]

Gear Preview: 2016 Outdoor Retailer Highlights (Part 1)

Each year, for a few days in January, outdoor retailers, brands and media take over Salt Lake City, Utah, for a maelstrom of new technology, flashy gear, buzzwords and big news. Wade through it all … [Read More...]

Airbag Assessment: This winter’s avalanche safety packs and accessories reviewed

Avalanche airbag and backpack choices can be hard to navigate with a range of prices, safety features and sizes to pick from. While not definitive, these selects have caught our eye. From vests to … [Read More...]

Field Tested: Fischer Transalp Vacuum TS

In last year’s Gear Guide, we reviewed Fischer’s new—indeed, their first—AT boot, writing, “Like all Fischer Vacuum boots, the Transalp liner and shell are moldable to accommodate an enormous range of … [Read More...]


Daniel Rönnbäck talks extreme photography in the film “AR Family Video Portrait: Daniel Ronnback ‘Follow the Mountain’”

Is photography a dream job for mountain lovers? Maybe, but for 28-year-old Daniel Rönnbäck, it has taken hard work both mentally and physically to get to where he is. In the recent film AR Family … [Read More...]

In “Turns & Curves” Giulia Monego speaks of love and loss in the mountains

Last week, Bjarne Salén, director and producer for Endlessflow Films, released Turns and Curves, a short film featuring Italian freeskier and mountaineer Giulia Monego and her motivation to continue … [Read More...]

T-Bar Films releases Shared Lines about community, conservation and skiing in Vermont

The Vermont Backcountry Alliance (VTBC) is taking strides toward increasing access to terrain through the clearing and opening of the Braintree Mountain Forest in Braintree, Vermont. And in their … [Read More...]

Highlander Sendgame: Scottish skiers release Late, a film about Highlands ski lines

When you think of Scotland, The Loch Ness Monster, Haggis and Braveheart are things that come to mind—not skiing. But on Sunday, Puzzle Media released Late, a short film about a group of British … [Read More...]

Behind the Eclipse: Reuben Krabbe’s quest

Last March, photographer Reuben Krabbe realized a dream. He had a vision of traveling to the Arctic Circle to nab a ski photograph during a full solar eclipse—meeting that goal is captured in … [Read More...]

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