Feature

Snowpack List: Avalanche assessments from around the U.S.: Week of December 4

With heavy snowfall and high rates of early season stoke across the U.S., skiers and riders are more than motivated to get out and explore. And though it’s easy to get excited about a good start to the season, it’s important to remember that avalanches pay no heed to calendar dates.

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Across the Olympic Mountains: photographer Jason Hummel’s attempt to ski all of Washington’s named glaciers

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Access Denied: New UDOT restrictions stir frustration in Little Cottonwood Canyon

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Mountain Skills: Good, Better, Beacon Practice

We all know we should practice avalanche rescue more, but making it happen can be a sizable hurdle. Sometimes we try to bust out a couple laps in “search mode” at the beginning of the season to dust … [Read More...]

Free to ski: In film “Liberarsi” four Italian stallions ski big lines every damn weekend

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Backcountry Bulletin: December 2016

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Gear

Testers’ Choice: Dana Allen’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...]

Training Shoes: Tested Trail Runners

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2017 Testers’ Choice: Kevin McCarthy’s Picks

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