Backcountry Basecamp 2020

Celebrating its 25th year, Backcountry Magazine continues a commitment to safety that’s helped build its reputation as a leading source for backcountry etiquette and education, from the page to the mountains, since 1994. Now in its seventh year, Backcountry BASECAMP teams up for winter 2020 with Scott Sports, Nokian Tyres and WhistlePig to showcase the latest in […]

Father of Snowboarding and Burton Founder Jake Burton Carpenter Passes Away

On Wednesday, November 20, snowboarding pioneer Jake Burton Carpenter passed away. Carpenter was battling his second round of testicular cancer after an initial diagnosis in 2011, the Associated Press reports. He was 65.

Backcountry Magazine releases The Backcountry Podcast: Season one includes Caroline Gleich, Cody Townsend and Wiley Maple

Jeffersonville, Vt., November 2019: As part of its 25th anniversary season, Backcountry Magazine is excited to launch the Backcountry Magazine Podcast. Recorded largely from host and former Backcountry editor in chief Adam Howard’s 1971 VW Westfalia, the Backcountry Podcast is both grassroots and thoughtfully produced, featuring music from Telluride’s Alex Paul and environmental sounds from […]

2020 Testers’ Choice: Nick Rustigian’s Picks

“I like a lighter-ish weight set up to go uphill with a solid performance downhill. ”

2020 Testers’ Choice: Meg Schultz’s Picks

The 17 inches of powder that fell on Powder Mountain, Utah this past March didn’t distract testers at the 2020 Gear Test Week from logging hours on this coming season’s newest skis, splitboards and boots to find the standouts across crud, corduroy and deep blower fresh. From bell to bell, each tester buckled down to […]

2020 Testers’ Choice: Kris Thomas’s Picks

The 17 inches of powder that fell on Powder Mountain, Utah this past March didn’t distract testers at the 2020 Gear Test Week from logging hours on this coming season’s newest skis, splitboards and boots to find the standouts across crud, corduroy and deep blower fresh. From bell to bell, each tester buckled down to […]

Backcountry Magazine launches The Uncommon Line Adventure Works

Jeffersonville, VT., October, 2019: Celebrating 25 years, Backcountry Magazine is excited to announce a new travel opportunity for its audience, friends and industry partners: The Uncommon Line Adventure Works.

2020 Testers’ Choice: Betsy Manero’s Picks

The 17 inches of powder that fell on Powder Mountain, Utah this past March didn’t distract testers at the 2020 Gear Test Week from logging hours on this coming season’s newest skis, splitboards and boots to find the standouts across crud, corduroy and deep blower fresh.

Hagan Boost 99 Skis

“For the weight, the Hagan Boost surprised me with its stable, predictable ride,” one tester said, praising the well-rounded prowess of Hagan’s new midfat. “These skis hold an edge well, have a shovel to keep you up in the pow and are light enough to go all day.” “A light, wispy ski that can carve […]

2020 Testers’ Choice: Hans von Briesen’s Picks

The 17 inches of powder that fell on Powder Mountain, Utah this past March didn’t distract testers at the 2020 Gear Test Week from logging hours on this coming season’s newest skis, splitboards and boots to find the standouts across crud, corduroy and deep blower fresh.

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