Summer Stashes: The Great One

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It’s July. You’re fighting the realization that winter is over. You’re probably mountain biking, twiddling your thumbs, questioning if it’s smart to watch a ski movie to gear up for next year….

BCM Launches 2015 Gear Guide, a Microburst Hits Stowe, Vt. and WWA Seeks Film Submissions

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The 2015 BCM Gear Guide is set to hit newsstands in less than a month with 29 Editors’ Choice products featured, Stowe, Vt. withstands a microburst affecting more than six acres and the Winter Wildlands Alliance ramps up for their 10th annual Backcountry Film Festival.

BCM Editors’ Choice: We Built This Logo on Rock and Roll

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The kegerator is almost empty here at Backcountry’s headquarters, and the launch date for this year’s Gear Guide is quickly approaching. Before we roll out the issue, we’re pre-releasing this year’s Editors’ Choice Awards logo, which has been deservedly bestowed on 29 of the best, most innovative skis, spiltboards, boots and bindings of 2015.

Throwback Thursday: Your First BC Setup

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Do you remember your first backcountry setup? Backcountry’s staff does. And nothing compares to the feeling of sliding a brand-new, or new-to-you, bc setup uphill…except maybe the feeling of flying down on it afterwards.

Call for Submissions: WWA 10th-Annual Backcountry Film Festival

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In advance of their 10th-annual Backcountry Film Festival, Winter Wildlands Alliance is seeking film submissions showcasing the sweat, blower powder, smiles and summit high-fives that make the backcountry great. Send your submissions by September 15, 2014.

Biff America: On Compliments

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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: Reuben Krabbe

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Growing up on the prairies of Calgary, Reuben Krabbe marks his move to the mountains of Whistler, B.C. as one of the defining moments in his photography career. He’s a towering six feet four inches, which means he ducks when entering most ski huts, but that hasn’t stopped him from capturing the passion at the core of our sport.

Weed Wars Rage in Aspen, WWA Needs Your Help and Maple Syrup Goes Mobile

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Pot shops in Aspen, Co. are desperate to find each other’s bottom line, the WWA needs 1,000 comments by August 4 to a Forest Service snowmobile regulations draft and Vermont’s Cochran family brings maple syrup into the land of goos and sport beans.

Summer Stashes: Mount Daniel

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It’s July. You’re fighting the realization that winter is over. You’re probably mountain biking, twiddling your thumbs, questioning if it’s smart to watch a ski movie to gear up for next year….

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Carl Skoog

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To most people, the late Carl Skoog was known as a talented skier, mountaineer and photographer. His skills in the mountains made him a role model for many, and his images were featured nine times on the cover of Backcountry. To the people who knew him best, Skoog was more than just a great skier with an eye for photography—he was a loyal friend, compassionate teacher and clean-living lover of life.

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