Early Lake Louise Avalanche Kills Skier

LAKE LOUISE, ALBERTA On Sunday, September 25, Trevor Sexsmith, 27, was killed in an avalanche on Mount Victoria in Banff National Park. Sexsmith, a Golden, B.C. resident, was a passionate backcountry skier who spent much of his time exploring the Canadian Rockies.

Summer Stashes: Photographer Jesse Levine explores the reaches of Rocky Mountain National Park

For this installment of “Summer Stashes,” Jesse Levine takes us on a tour of earlier summer adventures to some of his favorite places for warm-weather skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Summer Stashes: Mt. Timpanogos provides August turns

For this installment of “Summer Stashes,” we talked with Logan Tuura about his annual pilgrimage to Utah’s Mt. Timpanogos.

2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Skis 88-104mm

Here it is, the best gear for this winter—the 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards. Last March, 80 of our most trusted testers rode and ripped around Utah’s Powder Mountain and Crested Butte, Colo., testing more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver. Want to see in-depth tester […]

2017 Editors’ Choice Awards: Skis 104-115mm

Here it is, the best gear for this winter—the 2017 Editors’ Choice Awards. Last March, 80 of our most trusted testers rode and ripped around Utah’s Powder Mountain and Crested Butte, Colo., testing more than 300 skis, splitboards, boots and bindings from which we picked these standouts for your quiver. Want to see in-depth tester […]

Venture Capital: After closing up shop, Venture Snowboards is back. But is the entire splitboard scene on shaky ground?

Venture Snowboards has announced that they will resume business for winter 2016-17. And while this comes as a relief to the company’s fans, it begs a bigger question about the role and stability of boutique brands in the niche splitboarding market.

Austral Aspirations: Allie Rood talks ski mountaineering and life abroad in New Zealand

For our next installment of “Austral Aspirations,” we talk with Allie Rood, lodge manager at Temple Basin Ski Club in New Zealand. This is Allie’s first “endless winter” and she plans to make the most of it by exploring the Southern Alps of Kiwi country.

Summer Stashes: Photographer Abby Cooper explores the fading snow of Whistler

For this installment of “Summer Stashes,” we talked with photographer Abby Cooper about her summer missions in the Whistler area.

Southern Storm: Aaron Rice skis Argentinian powder on his way to 2.5 million vertical feet in 2016

In Argentina, nothing quite works the way it’s intended to and everything takes a bit longer than it otherwise should. But eventually you end up where you’re supposed to be.

Backcountry Magazine Requests Submissions for 2nd Annual Fall Line Film Festival

Backcountry Magazine is calling all filmmakers—professional or amateur alike—to submit their short films for consideration in our first-ever Fall Line Film Festival. Taking place at our annual Barn Bash, held on Saturday, October 24 in Cambridge, Vt., this film showcase will feature the best of the submissions we receive in two categories, independent and brand sponsored.

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