Jeremy Jones on His New Book, The Art of Shralpinism

Jeremy Jones has years of experience that might help the average backcountry traveler. He’s compiled it in a new book, his first, called The Art of Shralpinism. The title, a portmanteau of shredding and alpinism, reveals his philosophy: that the mountaineering is a vehicle for skiing the best lines in the best conditions.

2023 Gear Guide Specification Chart

We didn’t run the back-of-the-Gear-Guide chart in the 2022 Gear Guide, and we noted the displeasure many readers registered with that omission. So, here it is for the 2023 version, back by popular demand.

Levels of Obligation: Connor Ryan Shares his Message

Connor Ryan isn’t a typical pro skier, nor does he make typical ski films. Instead he uses his movies to share messages from his Lakota heritage that could transform the ski industry.

A Methodical Learner: Tim van der Krogt Brings Freestyle Flair to Splitboard Mountaineering

From dropping Rogers Pass pillows to ticking off some of Revelstoke, B.C.’s biggest lines, Tim van der Krogt brings freestyle flair to the backcountry

Up and Down Colorado’s Elk Range with Michael Wirth

Michael Wirth explored a lifetime’s worth of peaks in Colorado’s Elk Mountains in just two months. The young ski mountaineer summited and skied all 59 13ers in the remote range, becoming the first person to do so.

Have Patience: How April Storms and Powsurfers Reinvigorated my Winter

As the saying goes, April showers bring…April pow days. In a strange season that brought up visions of mountain biking a bit too early, Associate Editor Tom Hallberg was reminded that surprises and learning new things keep life fresh.

The Best Place in the Valley: A Community-Organized Hut Pays Tribute to Friends Lost

After a 1980 tragedy, the Colorado towns of Crested Butte and Aspen banded together to create a memorial to the 10 friends they had lost. To this day, the Friends’ Hut welcomes those with the fortitude to reach it.

Seven Outdoor Books to Add to Your Library

Having crested the solstice, we’re past the deepest days of winter, but it still gets dark pretty early right now. If you’re looking for something other than streaming TV shows to occupy the several hours of darkness before bed, we’ve got some book recommendations. Outdoor publishers filled bookstore shelves with new titles at the end of last year with narrative nonfiction, detailed guidebooks and skills guides. For rest days and trip planning, these books have you covered.

Colorado skier dies in Front Range avalanche

In Colorado’s first avalanche fatality of the 2021/22 season, a man died in a slide around 2 p.m. Dec. 24 on the southeast end of South Diamond Peak near Cameron Pass in the Front Range. The victim has not been identified.

Mountain Skills: The “Hell yes, or no way” approach to terrain management

Heading into the winter is a good time for professionals and recreators to re-evaluate their decision-making tactics. At the Wyoming Snow and Avalanche Workshop last month, speakers considered whether the larger backcountry community assimilates too much danger in its daily practices.