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Tester Quick Takes Day Three: Gear Test Week 2018

It’s Gear Test Week 2018, and as the sun blazes down on Powder Mountain, Utah, testers charge through the latest and greatest skis, boots and bindings for this coming season. To get a preview of some of the exciting sticks and kicks for winter 2018, we will be catching up with testers slope-side to hear […]

Tester Quick Takes Day Two: Gear Test Week 2018

On day two of Gear Test Week 2018, we get the scoop on the Black Crows Camox Freebird and the DPS Cassiar 87 with testers Caitlin Mitchell and Kevin McCarthy.

Tester Quick Takes: Gear Test Week 2018

It’s Gear Test Week 2018, and as the sun blazes down on Powder Mountain, Utah, testers charge through the latest and greatest skis, boots and bindings for this coming season. To get a preview of some of the exciting sticks and kicks for winter 2018, we will be catching up with testers slope-side to hear about their daily gear selects.

Wisdom: Bruce Engelhard on Walking the Walk

For the past three decades, Bruce Engelhard has been teaching avalanche courses and ski guiding in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. In that time, he’s learned that the mountains always win—but even so, there are ways to manage risk and decision making to keep getting out there and to keep tragedy at bay. And this weekend, Engelhard is […]

2018 Gear Test Preview: Booting Up

As Backcountry Magazine’s 2018 Gear Test draws closer, we’re looking ahead to the latest in skis, boots and bindings that will be showing up at Powder Mountain next week. Each year, to make sure we’re testing the most contemporary gear, we operate under a simple rule: Only first- and second-year skis, boots and bindings, or older models with construction updates, are […]

2018 Gear Test Preview: Five Skis to Stir Up the Lineup

Next week, for the 10th year running, Backcountry Magazine staff and over 50 testers are heading to Powder Mountain, Utah to ride and test the latest in skis, boots and bindings as part of the 2018 Gear Test. And to make sure that we’re testing the most contemporary gear, we operate under a simple rule: Only first- and second-year skis, […]

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Bad Habits

In the last episode, Andrew McLean takes a page from Ms. Post and cracks down on skintrack etiquette to keep everyone on their best backcountry behavior.

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Goggles

For this installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce goggles that keep your vision clear through anything from the deepest pow days to inevitable East Coast wintry mix.

2017 Apparel Guide: The story behind the cult classic Kinco

Kincos have long maintained a cult following in the skiing world as the quintessential blue-collar glove of choice because of their durability and affordability—about $12 for the cotton-backed style that’s made from pigskin leather and lined with Kinco’s proprietary HeatKeep insulation.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Couloirs

In this episode, Andrew McLean lives up to his moniker of “Straight Chuter” and explains the best methods for going up and coming back down couloirs.

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