Testers’ Choice: Shaggy Bailey’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 thorough shakedown.

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 thorough shakedown.

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 more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver. Want to see in-depth tester […]

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 more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver. Want to see in-depth tester […]

2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Boots

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 more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver. Want to see in-depth tester […]

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 more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver. Want to see in-depth tester […]

2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Skis 104-115mm

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 more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver. Want to see in-depth tester […]

Backcountry Magazine Requests Submissions for 2nd Annual Fall Line Film Festival

Backcountry Magazine is calling all filmmakers—professional or amateur alike—to submit their short films for consideration in our first-ever Fall Line Film Festival. Taking place at our annual Barn Bash, held on Saturday, October 24 in Cambridge, Vt., this film showcase will feature the best of the submissions we receive in two categories, independent and brand sponsored.

Dynafit recalls Khion ski boot: replacement or full refund offered

In a July 15 press release, Dynafit announced the recall of the Khion ski boot. The Khion, released for winter 2015-16, is a four-buckle freeride boot that was intended to balance chargeability on the descent with lightweight movability on the ascent. This voluntary recall pertains to all North American-distributed men’s and women’s models of both the carbon and non-carbon Khion.

Blurred Borders: For resorts with inbounds avy terrain and lift-accessible backcountry, managing boundaries is tricky

This week, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled that under the Colorado Ski Safety Act’s parameters, ski resorts are not liable for injuries or death caused by inbounds avalanches.

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