The Friend: Line Creator Jason Levinthal’s New Vision

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In 2013, having spent 18 years building Line Skis up from its roots in his parents’ garage to the successful company that it is today, Jason Levinthal launched a new brand tied directly to his own persona: J Skis. Now, his East Coast, no-compromise roots are on display in limited-release batches sold direct to customers.

Throwback Thursday: The Free Heel

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“There is no right or wrong in the ongoing philosophical war; the contemporary free-heel world is an eclectic brew, encompassing everyone from Nordic tourers to damn-the-torpedoes freeriders,” Chris Clark said in Issue 21 of the ’99-’00 binding market.

Biff America: On ‘Oh Sh*t’ Moments

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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.

Meet The Mayor: Ogden, Utah’s Skiing, Biking High Chief

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Since his election in 2012, Mayor Mike Caldwell has carried the torch for Ogden’s revitalization, creating more than 1,000 new jobs and bringing $10 million in grant money for the city that’s billing itself as the alternative ski town to Utah’s Salt Lake, just an hour north along the Wasatch Mountains.

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.

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