Gearbox: Gloves and Mittens

The gloves and mittens to keep your hands warm in the thick of winter and on spring missions.

Gearbox: Goggles

Photochromic, large-frame, small-frame, packable. Whatever you’re looking for in a pair of goggles, we’ve got recommendations.

Gearbox: Helmets

Check out the helmets balancing weight, insulation and protection for your backcountry adventures.

Gearbox: Down Booties

From down to wool check out the booties best for keeping your feet warm this winter.

Page Turners: Eight Backcountry Books To Add to Your Collection

Books, those paper relics Gen Z skiers may have scant experience with, retain an innate ability to transport us from our reality to another. For tomes focused on the outdoors, that may be doubly true, as they depict in stark detail the mountains and experiences of other parts of the world. We here at Backcountry Magazine love a good book, whether it contains essays on the outdoors, photos from a lifetime spent in the mountains, or beta for our next trip. (We also love a good young adult fantasy novel.)

“The Grand Traverse” Short Film Celebrates an Iconic Colorado Ski Race

For a quarter-century skiers have gathered to race The Grand Traverse—a point-to-point ski race that links Crested Butte and Aspen through the Elk Mountains that sit between them. Experience the endeavor of going the distance—40 miles and more than 6,800 vertical feet—in this short film, “The Grand Traverse.” Watch now!

2023 Editors’ Choice: Apparel and Accessories

Though our testers spend much of Gear Test Week in denim, sequins and fur, they’re well versed in denier, down and wool. Here are their top choices.

2023 Editors’ Choice: Sport Touring Skis, Boots and Bindings

Sport touring bridges the gap between free skiing and skimo—the result: powerful performance that’s still lightweight. Check out the skis, boots and bindings that topped the category.

2023 Editors’ Choice: Splitboards, Boots and Bindings

Now that splitboarding has entered the mainstream, riders can buy specialized boards to match any backcountry goal. Welcome to the Quivercene.

2023 Editors’ Choice: Speed Touring Skis and Boots

Fast is light, and light is expensive. But the miles go by fast and easy. If that’s what you’re looking for, speed touring gear may be for you. See what skis and boots shined in this category.