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Vermont Huts Association: New nonprofit seeks to develop hut system in Green Mountains

The idea to connect existing huts, yurts, cabins and lodges around Vermont to promote multi-day backcountry trips isn’t a novel one. But while other U.S. mountain ranges boast such hut-to-hut systems, discussions in Vermont have remained at the meeting table—until now. On August 22, the Vermont Huts Association (VHA) gained its nonprofit status, marking the […]

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Expect the Unexpected: Climatologist Alan Betts explains how climate variability will affect winters across the world

In the October issue of Backcountry Magazine, atmospheric scientist Alan Betts talks about the implications of climate change on wintertime precipitation in Japan. And while the status of Japan’s snow … [Read More...]

Early Lake Louise Avalanche Kills Skier

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA On Sunday, September 25, Trevor Sexsmith, 27, was killed in an avalanche on Mount Victoria in Banff National Park. Sexsmith, a Golden, B.C. resident, was a passionate backcountry … [Read More...]

Summer Stashes: Photographer Jesse Levine explores the reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park

It is officially fall, and there is a slight chill in the air. While the impending snow is still somewhat distant, there are those whose appetite for snow knows no season. They travel far for just a … [Read More...]

Summer Stashes: Mt. Timpanogos provides August turns

Summer is fading, and there is a slight chill in the air. With it comes the anticipation of colder pursuits, however impending snows still seem distant. But there are those whose appetite for snow … [Read More...]

2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Skis 88-104mm

Here it is, the best gear for this winter—the 2017 Editors' Choice Awards. Last March, 80 of our most trusted testers rode and ripped around Utah's Powder Mountain and Crested Butte, Colo., testing … [Read More...]

Gear

2017 Testers’ Choice: Betsy Manero’s Picks

The Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide is nothing without its testers—a group of 40 skiers who congregate every year at Powder Mountain, Utah to give the coming season’s skis, boots and bindings a … [Read More...]

2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Splitboards

Here it is, the best gear for this winter—the 2017 Editors' Choice Awards. Last March, 80 of our most trusted testers rode and ripped around Utah's Powder Mountain and Crested Butte, Colo., testing … [Read More...]

2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Bindings

Here it is, the best gear for this winter—the 2017 Editors' Choice Awards. Last March, 80 of our most trusted testers rode and ripped around Utah's Powder Mountain and Crested Butte, Colo., testing … [Read More...]

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