The Kickstep Project: Chapter Two


This winter in Alaska brought warm temperatures and notably low snowfall and snowpack, and as a result, finding skiable terrain proved more of a challenge than in years past. For a group of locals, however, steep lines and accessible terrain were simply a seven-mile skin away. Turnagain Pass, located south of Anchorage in the Chugach National Forest, boasted stable and enough […]

BC Banter: Snow Returns to the West, Avy Fatality on Beehive Peak, Mont., Davenport In Hall of Fame, Austrian Man Survives 10 Hours in Avy, Teton Valley Locals Die in Plane Crash, Arc’teryx Begins defineFEMININE Contest


Snow Returns to the West As winter winds down on the East Coast, the Western U.S. received some serious end-of-the-season snowfall this week. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through Saturday for Western Colo., with expected accumulation of 12-24 inches. In Utah, Alta is reporting 34 inches of new snow, and Snowbird […]

The Kickstep Project: Chapter One


This winter marked one of the warmest winters in Alaska’s history, and while it’s one for the books, the temperatures should come as no surprise. In the past 50 years, Alaskan temperatures have increased by an average of 3.4°F, and winter warming has increased by 6.4°F, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. And with temperatures on the […]

Backcountry Basecamp: Smugglers’ Notch Dispatch

The Basecamp scene under sunny skies. [Photo] Tyler Cohen

Smugglers’ Notch skiers across northern Vermont might be calling in sick today after the weekend wrapped up in rowdy fashion. As temperatures crept into the 60s, the grills and Adirondack chairs came out in Lot 1 to close out the final day of the final stop of the Backcountry Basecamp, this time presented by GORE-TEX, Mammut, Voilé and AIARE.

Photo of the Day: Stairway to Heaven


Janne Tjärnström takes the stairs. Åre, Sweden | Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

BC Banter: Smugglers’ Notch BASECAMP stop, RMU Invests in New Factory, NWAC Finishes Daily Forecasts for Season, G3 Hires new VP of Sales, Study Predicts Severe Glacial Loss in Western Canada


Backcountry Basecamp kicks off this weekend at Smugglers’ Notch Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX, Mammut and Voilé, is proud to announce that it will be completing its third-annual nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour at Smugglers’ Notch Resort the weekend of April 11-12. At the Smuggs’ BASECAMP stop, staff will showcase the newest backcountry equipment like […]

Photo of the Day: Out the Door


Caroline Gleich embarks on her day. BC, Canada | Photo:Adam Clark

Photo of the Day: Breaking Ground


Tyler Falk breaks into the stillness. Wasatch bc, Utah | Photo: Jim Harris

Photo of the Day: Preparation


Asbjørn Eggebø Næss prepares for descent. Lofoten, Norway | Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

Photo of the Day: The New Count of Monte Cristo


Grant Helgeson tracks up Monte Cristo couloir. Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah | Photo: Jim Harris