Jackson is a wrap. That’s right, the first tour stop of the GORE-TEX Backcountry Basecamp is all done, and we’re heading to Crested Butte, Colo. Day 2 of the event was a sunny Sunday even warmer than the previous day, and visitors passed through the village, joined Jackson Hole Guide Robb Hess for OB tours, listened to safety talks from AIARE instructor Nancy Bockino and demoed gear from a handful of brands. Here are some highlights from the day.
ABOUT BASECAMP: Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX, Patagonia, Marmot and Voilé, is embarking on its third-annual nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour. This year, Basecamp is teaming up with AIARE to provide the latest in avalanche education at each tour stop.
At each Basecamp stop, Backcountry Magazine staff showcase the newest backcountry equipment like skis, skins, splitboards and more; safety gear like beacons, shovels, probes and airbag packs; and technical outerwear, helmets, gloves, etc. all in a yurt-based setting. For more, visit backcountrymagazine.com/basecamp.