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

Photo of the Day: The Evening Light


Angel Collinson skins through the alpenglow. Wasatch bc, Utah | Photo: Adam Clark

Photo of the Day: Summits and Rime

Noah Howell summits Mt Timpanogos after a rime event.

Noah Howell summits Mt Timpanogos after a rime event. Wasatch bc, Utah | Photo: Jim Harris

Telluride Legend Peter Inglis Killed in Alaskan Cornice Fall


Peter Inglis, a 20-year veteran for Telluride Adventure Guides, was killed on Wednesday after a cornice fall in the St. Elias Range, Alaska. Jaime Palmer, a well-known Telluride skier, stomped out the letters “PI” into a snowy face within the Bear Creek area yesterday as a tribute to Inglis. The Telluride legend was profiled by Taylor Van […]

Photo of the Day: White Room Visitor


Brandon Kelly books a stay in the white room. Mt. Baker bc, Wash. | Photo: Grant Gunderson

Photo of the Day: Bird’s Eye View


Even Sigstad takes in the view. Lofoten, Norway | Photo: Mattias Fredriksson

Photo of the Day: Open Sky


Austin Ross rips under the open sky. La Grave, France | Photo: Adam Clark

2016 Gear Test Week: The Round Up


After a week in Powder Mountain, the 50 gear testers and Backcountry staff have dispersed back to their respective mountain towns. Like the Annual Board Test, the Gear Test was a huge success; the squad tested 200 skis and 50 boots, as well as a range of tele and AT bindings, all while enjoying the surprise […]

The 2015 Grand Traverse: A Racer Reflects


This past weekend marked the 18th Elk Mountain Grand Traverse, a 40-mile backcountry ski race between Crested Butte and Aspen, Colo. The race kicks off at midnight, and racers generally finish between eight and 16 hours—if they make it to Aspen at all. Across those long miles, racers must traverse over 7,800 feet of elevation gain, transition from […]


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