Passion Project: Lynsey Dyer on Her New Ski Film

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It’s common knowledge among skiers that Lynsey Dyer can shred. After all, she’s been in more than a dozen ski films. But now she’s turning the lens around to produce an all-women ski film, Pretty Faces, due out in September. We caught up with Dyer to talk about Pretty Faces, community-sourced footage and motivating Minnesotan kids to ski.

‘Whatever’ Comes to Crested Butte, AvaTech Announces Partners and Newcomb Runs for Teton Commissioner

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Crested Butte, Colo. accepts $500,000 to host Bud Light’s invented town, Whatever, U.S.A., AvaTech Partners with snow enthusiast groups to promote avalanche education and Backcountry Icon Mark Newcomb runs for Teton County Commissioner.

Throwback Thursday: Shell Shock

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Eighteen years ago, a backcountry skier’s shell walked and talked a lot differently than its contemporary fellows. But one thing remains the same: waterproof breathability is still at the core of the outerwear conversation.

Biff America: On Single Women

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Jeffery Bergeron, under the alias of Biff America, is a monthly columnist for BCM. Biff provides anecdotes about some of our favorite things: beer, sex and skiing.

Snow Shooter: Will Wissman

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Will Wissman has been taking pictures for longer than most people can say they have been skiing. He’s worked with magazines like Backcountry, National Geographic Adventure and Outside, and he carved out time in his busy schedule to chat with Backcountry about snowmaking, stoke and how avalanches can save lives..

Photo Gallery: Gear Test Week

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Gear Test Week 2014 was a blur of 200-plus skis, boots and bindings, plastic flamingos and one family-friendly talent show. For a week last March at Powder Mountain, Utah, Backcountry’s editors and more than 50 testers evaluated some 200 hardgoods, highlighted in the 2015 Gear Guide. Testing it all is quite hard work, but we manage to have a little fun on the side.

Throwback Thursday: The Mercedes of Splitboards

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In 2001 Backcountry ran its first-ever review of splitboards, with the apt cover line, “Backcountry Bording: Dealing with the Uphill.” The review included the Burton Split and the Voilé Split Decision, but despite the exciting new technology, tester Jenny Ader cautioned consumers.

Saddle Sores & Summits: Cycling to Ski Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains

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Somewhere outside of Twin Falls, Idaho, my hands are balled into fists inside my thin cycling gloves—I am pulling roughly my own bodyweight in skiing and climbing gear, and there’s a headwind. There’s always a headwind….

Biff America: On Crucial Communication

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Jeffery Bergeron, under the alias of Biff America, is a monthly columnist for BCM. Biff provides anecdotes about some of our favorite things: beer, sex and skiing.

Black Diamond’s CEO Steps Down, Goal Zero Sells and Prentiss Explores the Fourth Genre

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Peter Metcalf, longtime CEO of Black Diamond steps aside for former Sony CEO, Goal Zero sells to electricity producer NRG Energy, and Backcountry’s Creative Editor Sean Prentiss explores the fourth genre in his newest book.

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