Biff America: On Human Anatomy

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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.

Hut Routes: Six North American Hut-to-Hut Traverses

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Hut traverses were born in Europe, where groups like the Swiss Alpine Club began building and managing high-mountain shelters as early as the mid 19th century. And while North America can’t hold a candle to Europe’s extensive mountain-chalet infrastructure and deep hut heritage, there are more than 200 backcountry huts, lodges and yurts throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Op-Ed: Who really wants the One Wasatch massive-resort?

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“Who wants this expansion?” Salt Laker, physician and photographer Howie Garber wondered aloud. He was talking about Ski Utah’s March announcement of One Wasatch, their intention to make lift connections that would enable a person to ski all seven Central Wasatch resorts in a single day. And the map highlighting possible connection zones shows three that will stir conflict with backcountry users.

Throwback Thursday: The Original Fart Catcher

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When our intern, Amos Horn, stumbled across this gem of an advertisement while flipping through Issue 20 in the kitchen-turned-office, he muttered, “What’s the policy on nudity? What are they even advertising?”

Biff America: On The Ski Bum

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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.

Backstory: The Elegant Path

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My eyes open, and it’s dark. I guess the time at 6 a.m., but it’s winter and hard to tell for sure. What I do know is that today is Saturday, and I’m here by myself in my mountain cabin on the edge of Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains. Most importantly, I know that today, I will go skiing.

SNOWMAN: Mike Douglas’s Labor of Love

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Mike Douglas has been working on his first feature film, “SNOWMAN” for nearly three years. He’s poured countless hours and a whole lot of cash into the film, which centers around avalanche controller Kevin Fogolin’s harrowing escape from a massive slide in the mountains of British Columbia, but Douglas is running out of funds.

The Grand Teton: A Johnstone Family Picnic

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Not all family outings conclude with a broken record on one of the most notorious peaks in the Lower 48, but the Johnstones of Jackson Hole, Wyo. aren’t your average family.

Summer Stashes: A Diehard’s Guide to Skiing All Year

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It’s June, and maybe you’re still fighting the realization that winter is over. You’re probably mountain biking, or just twiddling your thumbs, questioning if it’s too early to start watching ski movies in anticipation of next season. But if you’re strong willed and willing to work for it (in some cases really work for it) you can find skiing all year without blowing your savings on a plane ticket to South America.

Throwback Thursday: The Outernet

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Back in 1999, when this ad ran, the Iron Cross was still cool and Voilé was king of all things outernet. More than 15 years later, we still think the Iron Cross is pretty rad…when the timing is right.

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