Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX, Patagonia and Marmot is proud to announce its nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour. Featuring education, safety, and the latest gear, Backcountry Basecamp will visit some of the most iconic ski resorts in the country to bring the backcountry to the masses.
Liz Daley is a niche within a niche. Splitboarder, mountaineer, guide, Chamonix shredder, Daley is setting skintracks and climbing alpine routes where few others do. Contributor John Wright traveled to Mt. Baker to ride with Daley last spring and profiles her in the February issue. Here’s an inside conversation with splitboarding’s brightest shredder.
In 2005, brothers Noah and Jonah Howell released their first ski film, PW05, under the name of Powderwhore Productions. What PW05 lacked in high-budget heli flyovers, it made up for with soul, soul and shredding. Nine years later, they’re still skiing hard and making annual films that bleed the same spirit of their original flicks. […]
Backcountry Magazine, in association with Gore-Tex, Patagonia and Marmot is proud to announce its nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour. Featuring education, safety, and the latest gear, Backcountry Basecamp will visit some of the most iconic ski resorts in the country to bring the backcountry to the masses.
If you didn’t know any better, you’d think that Dynafit Brand Manager Bene Böhm was a ski sweater model, not one of the most prolific ski mountaineers of his time. Since 2004, he’s steadily ticked off harrowing speed ski ascents of big peaks across the world. Now, he’s an irreplaceable fixture at Dynafit, where a […]
To illustrate our monthly reader-submitted essay, “Backstory,” we send the selected story off to any number of freelance artists not fully knowing what we’ll get. “The piece was very esoteric,” contributing illustrator Jamie Givens writes on his Studio Peril blog about Todd Krankkala’s January 2014 essay. “[It] described the author’s feeling of flow as he […]
Jen Hudak isn’t atypical for freestyle skiers in that she started skiing mostly in the park and moved out from there. It’s a trend among high-profile park skiing pros like Tanner Hall, Eric Pollard and others. An East Coast native, Hudak grew up skiing at Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow,Vermont, and her story isn’t all […]
The wake-up call comes at 7 a.m. with whiffs of bacon and coffee that fill the bunkhouse. The smell promises a hearty start to the first day of the SheJumps’ Alpine Finishing School. As eight women organize their backpacks, SheJumps headmaster Claire Smallwood is prepping the day’s syllabus with the support of guides Kate Devine, […]
The date had been set for more than a year—our 22nd-annual gathering of the Tribe in Vail, Colo. Our plan was to skin northward, away from the piste-bound fashonistas into the rugged, untracked terrain of the Gore Range. Rousted from our day jobs as professional artists, construction workers, ranchers, engineers, attorneys and even a token politician, we arrived from bustling cities, paved suburbs and mountain retreats on both coasts.
This year, we’re releasing a special edition of the Photo Annual for subscribers only, featuring a clean, basement-wall-worthy, light-on-the-text cover. High schooler Jake Teuton is the subject of the cover shot—it’s a stunning Bruno Long photo from the Selkirk backcountry. Jake didn’t know he was BCM’s new coverboy, at least until he inadvertently ruined the planned surprise unveiling of the cover […]