Keely’s Camp for Girls: Winter Scholarships and Backcountry Offerings

World Cup ski racer Keely Kelleher never had female coaches growing up, but she hopes to change that for the next generation. This year, Keely’s Camp is offering two backcountry-focused camps and a pair of sponsorship opportunities for ski-focused programs.

The Pregame: How to Plan Tours

No matter your goals for the season, it all starts with a strong plan. Brush up on your backcountry skillset before the snow arrives.

Sea to Summit to Stuff Sack: Packing Systems Reviewed

Stuff sacks, dry bags and compression bags. Are they really necessary? Increasingly, editor Greta Close doesn’t travel without them.

Lightweight Luxury: The Sleep Setup of the Summer

In the past you’ve had to trade weight for comfort, but these two products prove that’s not the case. This summer, we figured we’d freshen up our gearbox with something more in-season.

Skiing Amongst Lions: Andrzej Bargiel’s Gasherbrum II Descent

Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied Gasherbrum II, the latest objective in his project to ski the world’s highest peaks.

Cloudy Skies: Bluebird Backcountry Announces Permanent Closure

Bluebird Backcountry, the world’s first liftless ski area, announced its permanent closure on Monday, July 10, 2023.

Earth’s Root Chakra: The Mysticism of Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta is known for more than just its physical beauty. It stands out as an impalpable entity—an energy, a sacredness—that has inspired myths of hidden civilizations, religious movements and more.

Ski Bum Dreams: A Vermonter follows her father’s skintrack

There are many reasons to become a ski bum. For Greta Close, chasing her ski bum dreams meant following in her father’s skintrack.

Among Other Things: Amy Jane David Finds Balance In Many Passions

Amy Jane David has wanderlust. She’s constantly moving, creating opportunities for herself as a sponsored athlete and budding ski film star while simultaneously helping others learn about the backcountry through her work as a guide and avalanche educator.

Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Fest Returns for its 18th Year

After two years of remote or limited hybrid screenings due to Covid, the Winter Wildlands Alliance Backcountry Film Festival returns this year in full force.

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