Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Bad Habits

In the last episode, Andrew McLean takes a page from Ms. Post and cracks down on skintrack etiquette to keep everyone on their best backcountry behavior.

The Anti Ski-Town: Why Ouray, Colorado should be considered a skier’s paradise

For more than 15 winters I’ve traveled to Ouray, Colorado, nestled in the state’s southwestern corner, where I’ve shivered at belays in the world-class, frozen waterfalls of the Ouray Ice Park. And with water streaming down on my face, I’ve stared into shadowy canyons and up at the northern San Juan Mountains’ snowy peaks, open bowls, couloirs and glades, thinking to myself, “Next time I’ll bring my skis.”

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Goggles

For this installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce goggles that keep your vision clear through anything from the deepest pow days to inevitable East Coast wintry mix.

Snowpack List: Avalanche assessments from around the U.S., Week of February 19

This week in the western U.S., slab avalanches are a widespread concern for skiers and riders heading into the backcountry. With high winds affecting regions from Colorado to California and all the way north to Montana, near and above tree line skiing is a potentially dangerous proposition.

2017 Apparel Guide: The story behind the cult classic Kinco

Kincos have long maintained a cult following in the skiing world as the quintessential blue-collar glove of choice because of their durability and affordability—about $12 for the cotton-backed style that’s made from pigskin leather and lined with Kinco’s proprietary HeatKeep insulation.

Ski Mountaineering Skills with Andrew McLean: Couloirs

In this episode, Andrew McLean lives up to his moniker of “Straight Chuter” and explains the best methods for going up and coming back down couloirs.

Backcountry Magazine seeks film and webisode proposals for fall 2017 launch

On the heels of the successful launch of BASECAMP TV, an instructional, online video series, Backcountry Magazine is seeking proposals for film projects, webisode campaigns and video series to be filmed this winter and released in fall 2017 through Backcountry’s digital channels.

2017 Apparel Guide: Timeless and Trending Gloves

For our next installment of the Apparel Guide online, we introduce gloves to keep your digits wiggling and warm on cold days when mobility is crucial.

Alpenglow Mountain Festival 2017: A snowy winter brings more backcountry events and the Telluride Mountain Film Festival

From February 18 through 26, the fourth annual Alpenglow Mountain Festival, hosted by Alpenglow Sports, will take place in Tahoe City, Calif. The festival is host to touring clinics, AIARE avalanche courses, yoga workshops and much more. And for the first time, the festival will be showcasing the Telluride Mountain Film, playing nightly.

Four snowboarders die in Tignes, France avalanche

Four snowboarders were killed Monday, February 13 after being caught in an avalanche that was triggered out-of-bounds near the Tignes resort boundary in Southern France’s Rhône Alps.

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