Board Test Week Kicks off at Crested Butte

The old aphorism “it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon” doesn’t apply to Board Test Week—rather, it’s a marathon run at a sprint’s pace. And testers have been holding nothing back from the moment the starting gun for Backcountry’s annual splitboard test went off late last week in Crested Butte, Colo.

Tester Quick Takes Day Four: Gear Test Week 2018

Gear Test Week 2018 has come to a close, but remnants of the blazing sun at Powder Mountain, Utah still kiss testers’ cheeks. As we start to reminisce, we take a look at two more testers and their picks from the host of skis, boots and bindings for this coming season. Here is their slopeside account of what […]

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.

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 […]

Fabulous Feet: Master bootfitter Bob Egeland talks about how to approach AT boot fitting

While his profession might leave some feeling a bit squeamish, Bob Egeland, a board-certified Pedorthist, is passionate about keeping people happy in their ski boots all day long. And finding a comfortable fit is his top priority, especially for backcountry skiers who don’t have the option to take a break in the lodge if toes start to tingle.

Helmet Head: Do helmets really help prevent injuries?

These days, helmets are an essential part of a skiing or riding kit. But despite the prevalence of helmets on the slopes, concerned moms still wonder: Does wearing a helmet increase the amount of risk that individuals undertake?

Snake-oil or Godsend? A look at different techniques for clearing goggle fog

Fog is undoubtedly better suited for the steam room than the ski hill, yet the pesky principles of thermodynamics mean that fog won’t wait until après. Fortunately, over the years, a number of technologies have evolved to thwart the haze.

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.

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