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Backcountry Essentials: Whose-its and Whatsits Galore

These days, with this company telling you to buy a whose-it to monitor your kidney, liver and large intestine functions while skinning and that company telling you to buy a whatsit to quadruple your V02 max, it can be tough to figure out what tech essentials you really need in the backcountry.

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Backcountry Essentials: Whose-its and Whatsits Galore

These days, with this company telling you to buy a whose-it to monitor your kidney, liver and large intestine functions while skinning and that company telling you to buy a whatsit to quadruple your … [Read More...]

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Biff America: On Opinions

  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 … [Read More...]

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Snow Shooter: Chris Christie

Don’t worry; New Jersey’s governor hasn’t taken up photography. This Chris Christie, a resident of Squamish, B.C., has a penchant for stouts and big ski lines, and he doesn’t take being a … [Read More...]

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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 North Cascades National Park. Along with Adam Roberts, Tim Black and “Woods,” Hummel skied multiple lines off Bacon and Mt. Hagan (6,960 ft.) and a descent of North Despair (7,240 ft.).

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Summer Stashes: Mount Adams

It’s June. You’re fighting the realization that winter is over. You’re probably mountain biking, twiddling your thumbs, questioning if it’s smart to watch a ski movie to gear up for next year. The Xs are already on the calendar counting down the days. But if you’re strong willed and work for it, you can find […]

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Video: The End of the Earth

Australia doesn’t exactly jump to mind when thinking of skiing during the North American summer. Rather, Chile and Argentina are the spots reserved in our collective conscious for off-season, dream-trip destinations. But Australia’s southern provinces, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales and Victoria, are home to about a dozen ski areas and peaks that measure taller than 6,000 feet. So think again.

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