‘Whatever’ Comes to Crested Butte, AvaTech Announces Partners and Newcomb Runs for Teton Commissioner

Crested Butte, Colo. accepts $500,000 to host Bud Light’s invented town, Whatever, U.S.A., AvaTech Partners with snow enthusiast groups to promote avalanche education and Backcountry Icon Mark Newcomb runs for Teton County Commissioner.

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Throwback Thursday: Shell Shock

Eighteen years ago, a backcountry skier's shell walked and talked a lot differently than its contemporary fellows. But one thing remains the same: waterproof breathability is still at the core of the … [Read More...]


Biff America: On Single Women

Jeffery Bergeron, under the alias of Biff America, is a monthly columnist for BCM. Biff provides anecdotes about some of our favorite things: beer, sex and skiing. He can be seen on TV-8-Summit and … [Read More...]


Snow Shooter: Will Wissman

Will Wissman has been taking pictures for longer than most people can say they have been skiing. A New Mexico native, Wissman moved to Alta in ’95 and shortly after began working with the … [Read More...]


Photo Gallery: Gear Test Week

Gear Test Week 2014 was a blur of 200-plus skis, boots and bindings, plastic flamingos and one family-friendly talent show. For a week last March at Powder Mountain, Utah, Backcountry's editors and … [Read More...]


Throwback Thursday: The Mercedes of Splitboards

In 2001 Backcountry ran its first-ever review of splitboards with the apt cover line, "Backcountry Boarding: Dealing with the Uphill." The review included the Burton Split and the Voilé Split … [Read More...]



Ace of Base(layers): Arc’teryx Phase SV Zip Neck

It’s borderline unsanitary how often I wear this layer. Literally every day that I’ve skinned over the last several seasons, the Phase SV has been my go-to top. It’s surprising that the collar … [Read More...]


2015 Editors’ Choice Awards: Boots

From a crop of more than 50 backcountry boots tested in March at Powder Mountain, Utah, we’ve selected the best six models for 2015 based on overwhelming tester feedback and … [Read More...]


2015 Editors’ Choice Awards: Splitboards

From a crop of nearly 40 splitboards tested in March at Crested Butte, Colo., we’ve selected the best eight models for 2015 based on overwhelming tester feedback and groundbreaking innovation. … [Read More...]


2015 Editors’ Choice Awards: Skis

From a crop of nearly 200 skis tested in March at Powder Mountain, Utah, we’ve selected the best 12 models for 2015 based on overwhelming tester feedback and cutting-edge innovation. Looking for … [Read More...]


2015 Editors’ Choice Awards: Bindings

This March at Powder Mountain, Utah, we tested every backcountry binding available, and, based on overwhelming tester feedback and groundbreaking innovation, we’ve selected the best bindings of … [Read More...]



Video: 95 to Infinity

Most skiers can squeeze in turns for five or six months out of the year, seven if they're lucky. For Andy and Mike Traslin, brothers hailing from British Columbia, things are a little different. The … [Read More...]


Video: Powderwhore Productions’ Some Thing Else

As Powderwhore Productions approaches its 10th birthday, founding brothers Noah and Jonah Howell want to do something special. "All we did was capture our deepest powder ever, expeditions to the most … [Read More...]


Video: The Tester Family

Backcountry's annual Gear Test Week brings together more than 50 testers from around the country, many of whom have been returning year after year for as long as they can remember. As a result, the … [Read More...]


Video: Gear Test Week

In March, a crew of some 50 testers joined Backcountry's editors for a week on snow at Powder Mountain, Utah to test more than 200 new hardgoods. From the dust rose The 2015 Gear Guide and this … [Read More...]


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 … [Read More...]

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