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

Photo of the Day: Burnout

Chris Rubens burns one down. Selkirk Mountains, B.C. | Photo: Bruno Long

Photo of the Day: Russian Powder

In Russia, the powder is even better than the vodka. Kaj Zackrisson | Arkhyz, Caucasus Mountains, Russia | Photo: Adam Clark

Photo of the Day: Light ‘n’ Dark

Sean Cochrane drifts from dark to light. Revelstoke bc, B.C. | Photo: Ryan Creary

Photo of the Day: Bouncing Around the Whiteroom

Drew Swisher bouncing around the whiteroom. Mt. Baker bc, Washington | Photo: Jasper Gibson

Photo of the Day: Up for Air

Ben Peters comes up for a quick breather. Sawtooth Mountains, Idaho | Photo: Jim Harris

Photo of the Day: An Early Surprise

It’s early, but winter’s officially open for business. Mike Gadomski | Mt. Mansfield, Vermont | Photo: Cyril Brunner

Photo of the Day: Whitewashed

Nothing like a little whitewash to quench your thirst. Sheldon Steckman | Mt. Baker bc, Washington | Photo: Grant Gunderson