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Snowpack List: Avalanche assessments from around the U.S.: Week of January 15

The avalanche forecast for this week presents a small reprieve from last week’s alarming ratings. But even though conditions might not be extreme, dangers still lurk in the snowpack across the Western U.S.

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Silverton Slide: Jeremy Bird recounts being swept onto Colorado route 550 in a January 9 avalanche

On January 9th, residents of the greater Durango, Colo. area, Jeremy Bird and Mark Helmich, set out to tour in Coal Bank Pass in the San Juan Mountains—a day that ended with Bird, 52, getting swept … [Read More...]

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Ropes

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean - Ropes from Backcountry Magazine on Vimeo. In this episode, Andrew McLean gets tied up in the details about useful ski-mountaineering rope … [Read More...]

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Midlayers

It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out … [Read More...]

Snowpack List: Avalanche assessments from around the U.S.: Week of January 8

As the Western U.S. is doused in feet of new snow, avy danger is heightening, resulting in ratings ranging from considerable to extreme avy danger. While fresh powder is always alluring on some level, … [Read More...]

Revive Rogers: A Clean Slate for Rogers Pass, B.C.

Between Revelstoke and Golden, British Columbia, Rogers Pass climbs over the Selkirk Mountains and through Glacier National Park, beckoning skiers and riders with its easy access and big-mountain … [Read More...]

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2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Puffies

It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out … [Read More...]

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Pants

It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out … [Read More...]

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Jackets

It can be hard to keep up with the latest outerwear trends. From fit to functionality, puffies, baselayers and hardshells undergo small design tweaks every year and we are here to help you parse out … [Read More...]

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