Smugglers’ Notch Basecamp: Day 1 Dispatch

Jeffersonville, VT A rare bluebird day sparked off the third and final stop of the GORE-TEX Backcountry Basecamp tour, held at Smugglers’ Notch Resort’s Upper Parking Lot. After a week of dealing with rainy conditions, northeast skiers and riders remedied their vitamin D deficiency from first to last chair as they partook in free demos, […]

Backcountry Basecamp Raffle and Live Music

  Jeffersonville, VT Join the Backcountry BASECAMP tour at Smugglers’ Notch Resort  tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 27, at the Brewster River Pub and Brewery for a huge party and even bigger raffle.  The event kicks off at 4:00 after a day of AIARE demonstrations, uphill how-to clinics and airbag demos, all of which will be located at a yurt-based […]

Backcountry Basecamp 2016: Smugglers’ Notch, VT

  Jeffersonville, VT (for immediate release) – Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX and Voilé, is proud to announce that it will return to Smugglers’ Notch Resort the weekend of February 27-28 as part of its annual BASECAMP Tour. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring our event back to our hometown,” says Adam Howard, Backcountry Magazine’s Editorial […]

Solitude Basecamp: Day 2 Dispatch

Sunday at the Backcountry Basecamp at Solitude Mountain Resort began much like the day before, with new snow and avalanche blasting. But the sky quickly cleared and temperatures warmed as the basecamp village came to life beside Solitude’s Last Chance Lodge. Free demos and avalanche education continued through the day, along with guided tours across Big Cottonwood Canyon and across Twin Lakes Reservoir. Here’s a gallery from the day as we kick off Day 3 at Solitude before packing it up and heading to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort next weekend.

Solitude Basecamp: Day 1 Dispatch

It’s often a good sign when you wake to the sounds of avalanche blasting. That’s how Day One at the Solitude Mountain Resort stop of the GORE-TEX Backcountry Basecamp began. Some eight inches of snow fell the night before, but in the backcountry, where John from Utah Mountain Adventures led free backcountry tours, the light-density […]

Backcountry Basecamp: Smugglers’ Notch Dispatch

Smugglers’ Notch skiers across northern Vermont might be calling in sick today after the weekend wrapped up in rowdy fashion. As temperatures crept into the 60s, the grills and Adirondack chairs came out in Lot 1 to close out the final day of the final stop of the Backcountry Basecamp, this time presented by GORE-TEX, Mammut, Voilé and AIARE.

The IAN Fund: From tragedy, a fund to support families left behind

The International Avalanche Nest-Egg (IAN) Fund is a non-profit that supports families and children affected by avalanche deaths, in addition to providing avy safety information in an effort to reduce avalanche-related deaths. The Fund began in 2013 in memory of Ian Lamphere, who was killed in the Loveland Pass avalanche that April. Now, as part of […]

Backcountry Basecamp: Crested Butte Dispatch

CRESTED BUTTE, COLO. Two down, one to go. The Backcountry Basecamp tour wrapped up this Sunday evening in Crested Butte, Colo. after a weekend of OB tours, avalanche and safety clinics and gear demos from Scott Sports, Salomon, Atomic and Coldsmoke Splitboards. The clear skies and warm weather kept CB locals and visitors alike cruising through the Basecamp […]

Backcountry Basecamp Schedule of Events: Crested Butte Mountain Resort

Backcountry Magazine, in association with GORE-TEX, Patagonia and Voilé, is proud to announce that it will be bringing its third-annual nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour to Gunnison and Crested Butte Mountain Resort the weekend of March 12-15.

The Coolest Place for Skimo: Crested Butte leads North America’s uphill scene

In ski mountaineering racing, or skimo as it’s known, the days are long and the pants are tight…very tight. Combine these details with skinny skis and uphill slogs, and skimo isn’t exactly America’s most popular sport. But in Crested Butte, that’s not the case.

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