Lance’s Lab: The Deepest Days

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Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes, said it best: “Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.” Everyone likes to win big. But what were the biggest winning storms—the all time huge dumps, and awesome events? And where did they happen?

Snow Falls, Smart Probe Launched, Earlyups Releases ‘The Other Hours’

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The East Coast sees its first snowfall, new company AvaTech launches probe and technology-sharing platform, avalanche engineer impostors hunt for new roommate in Park City, Utah and Earlyups’ Jeff Brines releases a video edit.

Throwback Thursday: The First BC Ski Mag

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On the hunt for some Throwback Thursday fodder, editor Tyler Cohen took a trip down into the depths of Backcountry’s basement. Amid the dust bunnies, the third and fourth editions of le Chronicle du Couloir lay in wait. The issues, each just 15 pages long, represent the early days of backcountry skiing journalism.

Biff America: On the Afterlife

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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.

Lance’s Lab: Rocker Revelations

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After watching their parents float through fluff and rise above backcountry crud for four seasons, my daughters finally drew the line. “We NEED fat, rockered skis!” one said. When asked why, they responded, simply, “Because they FLOAT.”

T-Bar Films Trailer Release, One Wasatch Map Announced, Beast 16 gets Certified and Early Snow

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T-Bar releases “Out on a Limb,” featuring one-legged backcountry skier Vasu Sojitra, Skit Utah releases a map of One Wasatch, the Beast 16 gets its DIN ISO certification and early snow flurries arrive.

Throwback Thursday: The Gear Guide Transformation

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Oh how the times have changed. Flipping through archived issues of Backcountry, I stumbled across an atrocious sight in the 2000 Gear Guide. What might have been innovative then now harks back to a simpler time, when Tuas were cutting edge and tele skiers were content to smoke their patchouli (or whatever).

Biff America: On Early Birds

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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.

Jeff Campbell: The Biomechanical Skier

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Jeff Campbell’s Instagram feed is seeded with square shots of soldered circuit boards and technical diagrams charting pressure and friction. A PhD candidate researching biomechanical engineering at UW Seattle, he wouldn’t be where he is today without skiing—or a 2006 accident that shattered his left femur and knee.

Why Do You Backcountry Ski Or Ride? Tell Us

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Maybe it’s the fresh snow, the gear, the camaraderie or the après-ski beers. But we want to know why you backcountry ski or ride. Keep it simple or spill your heart out—we want to hear your reasons, and we’ll publish the best in our 20th Anniversary Issue, which hits newsstands in November. Tell us why […]

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