Backcountry Basecamp 2023

Backcountry Basecamp is heading to Powder Mountain this weekend! The Backcountry BASECAMP Tour is heading back to Utah’s Powder Mountain! Together with Scott Sports, Backcountry Magazine brings the beta published in every issue to resorts across the U.S. From the Berkshires to the Tetons, the Rockies to the Wasatch, Backcountry Magazine will join local guides, […]

Backcountry Barn Bash 2022

Join Union Bank, Smugglers’ Notch Resort and the Cambridge Village Market for the 13th Annual Backcountry Magazine BARN BASH at the Cambridge Community Center on Saturday, November 5. Grab your ski and snowboard buddies for great live music and three amazing films by our friends at Teton Gravity Research and filmmaker, photographer (and Vermonter) Iz La Motte. Plus, a legendary raffle, beer from a local brewery and food from Brewster River Pub and Brewery.

2022 Backcountry Editors’ Choice Awards

Our testers worked all winter in their home ranges to try gear in narrow couloirs, open pow fields and tight trees. Though they didn’t get to hang out at Powder Mountain, Utah, like they usually do, they did learn their gear even better, bringing you tried-and-true Editors’ Choice picks.

Backcountry Magazine Announces The New Class, Dropping November 1

Backcountry Magazine and Dirtbag Bar, in association with Deuter, Ortovox, Atomic, Flylow and Voilé, are pleased to announce The New Class: Ski Bums in the Modern Era, a series of short films featuring skiers and snowboarders from around the country who elevate bumming to a new level.

Wild Rides: Inside the 2022 Gear Guide

This year, we did things a little differently. In lieu of bringing 60 testers, techs and cooks to our week-long test at Powder Mountain, Utah, we held local mini tests across the country all season long. The results are 153 reviews of skis, splitboards, boots, bindings and apparel, including 35 Editors’ Choice Award winners. These are deep and detailed reviews of products we tested hard, with real and credible feedback from testers in their home ranges, East to West.

The 2022 Backcountry Gear Guide

You could call the Backcountry editors single-minded. While all our friends have been soaking in the summer sun and letting their goggle tans fade, we’ve been thinking about one thing and one thing only: backcountry skiing and riding. And after months of studying last winter’s testing notes, we’re getting ready to drop this year’s Gear Guide in September.

The 2021 Backcountry Gear Guide

This is the year to go remote, and our 2021 Gear Guide has all the skis, boards, boots and bindings to get you there. Whether you’re looking for your first backcountry setup or just updating those well-loved planks, we’ve got unbiased and in-depth reviews of 51 skis and 29 splitboards that will take you where […]

Backcountry Barn Bash 2019

All tickets include a FREE Smuggs lift ticket! Join Union Bank of VT & NH, Smugglers’ Notch Resort and Vermont Electric Co-op for the 12th Annual Backcountry Magazine Barn Bash at the Cambridge VT Community Center on Saturday, November 9. Jump into mid-winter conditions with a screening of the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival. […]


We don’t use the term quiver-killer lightly, but at the Backcountry Magazine 12th annual Gear Test Week this past March, the ski racks were full of all-mountain standouts. The mid-fat widths, ranging from 108 and 90 mm underfoot, slashed the lines between nimble carver, chunder crusher and powder slayer. And that’s not to say there […]

Photo of the Day: Couloir With A View

If the skiing in Norway doesn’t blow your mind, the views might. Henrik Windstedt | Lofoten, Norway | Photo: Mattias Fredriksson