Throwback Thursday: Remembering Carl Skoog

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To most people, the late Carl Skoog was known as a talented skier, mountaineer and photographer. His skills in the mountains made him a role model for many, and his images were featured nine times on the cover of Backcountry. To the people who knew him best, Skoog was more than just a great skier with an eye for photography—he was a loyal friend, compassionate teacher and clean-living lover of life.

Throwback Thursday: The Premier Issue

Issue 1, Oct/Nov 1994

No matter how many GoPro Xtreme YouTube videos you watch this week at work, you’ll never find something as effortlessly cool as the good looks and badass hop turns the ’90s brought us.

Throwback Thursday: No Training Heels

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Rossignol: Emphasizing the benefits of tele for free-heelers everywhere since 1907.

Throwback Thursday: Doug Coombs

Issue 3, October 1995

In the words of Doug Coombs, the man, the myth, the legend, “There is no such thing as too much snow.”

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?”

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.

Throwback Thursday: Get Rad!

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Remember when inline skating was as rad as backcountry skiing? Yeah, neither do we. But back in January 1999, when Alpine Trekkers were cutting edge, Alpina began making plastic telemark boots and offered a line of roller-skates—perfect for practicing the balance, coordination and one-legged pirouettes necessary in every bc skier’s skill set. Here’s BCM founder David Harrower’s review of the Alpina 450.

Throwback Thursday: Asolo Tele Breeze Plus

Issue 8, November 1996

Like the ad says of Asolo’s revolutionary Tele Breeze Plus, “sometimes words are not necessary….” We’re working toward publishing our 100th issue and celebrating 20 years of Backcountry Magazine. Can you believe it? Well, since we all can’t put our beers together with celebratory cheer, we’ve unearthed early editions of the mag, dug through them […]

Throwback Thursday: The “Equipment” Really Counts

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Throwback to Issue #10, January 1997, when topsheets were neon, freeheel bindings were dainty and telemark skiers didn’t wear clothing. Because it’s “the equipment” that really counts….   We’re working toward publishing our 100th issue and celebrating 20 years of Backcountry Magazine. Can you believe it? Well, since we all can’t put our beers together […]

Throwback Thursday: Road Kill

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Between spring corn turns on Mt. Washington and leftovers at Stowe and Smuggs’, we’re working toward publishing our 100th issue and celebrating 20 years of Backcountry Magazine. Can you believe it? Well, since we can’t put our beers together with celebratory cheer, we’ve unearthed early editions of the mag, dug through them and pulled stories, photos, quotes, gear relics and more for your enjoyment. Here’s the first of many 20th-anniversary throwbacks.

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