Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Expedition Packing Part 1

In this first installment of packing techniques, McLean makes a list and checks it twice to ensure no pee bottle, harness or sleeping bag gets left behind.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Steep Skiing

In this episode, Andrew McLean keeps the steeps within reach and discusses how proper preparation and methodical turns can get you down the vert gracefully.

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Pants

For this installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce pants, some flashy and new, some tried-and-true.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Skinning

In this Episode: Andrew McLean teaches skinning with style, from kickturns to sidehilling. Catch his pointers to keep steady on the up.

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 the gear that best fits your backcountry needs. For our 2017 Apparel Guide, we focus on the timeless and the […]

Across the Olympic Mountains: photographer Jason Hummel’s attempt to ski all of Washington’s named glaciers

At heart, photographer Jason Hummel is a homebody. While the long-time contributor for Backcountry Magazine often travels globally, snapping shots of distant mountain ranges and athletic feats, his biggest project of late has been shooting and skimo-ing through his Washington home state’s mountain ranges.

Backcountry Bulletin: December 2016

Mountain ranges across the U.S. are starting to look the part of winter, and as the 2016/17 season begins to unfold, it’s time brush up on avy awareness and start celebrating the backcountry community. To do so, we’ve listed regional events that focus on educational talks, film screenings, fundraising benefits and early-season races to get you geared up for the coming months.

The Family Issue: Introducing the Yanceys in a documentary by Three Peaks Media

For the November Issue of Backcountry Magazine, we’re highlighting the most influential spouses, siblings, parents and kids in the sport, focusing on more than 30 families who enrich the backcountry community with their love for each other and the outdoors.

Testers’ Choice: Anna Riek’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.

Testers’ Choice: Dana Allen’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.

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