Life on High with Roc Sagrista

Roc Sagrista, 29, is a splitboarder, climber and hutkeeper for Refugi d’Amitges, a lodge that sleeps 74 in Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici. The hut, situated at 7,759 feet and tucked within the Catalan region of the Pyrenees, has served as an entryway into the mountain range since its construction in 1966. […]

Can Crested Butte, Colo. Learn to Share the Slate Valley?

When Frank Konsella moved to Crested Butte a quarter-century ago and began hunting for ski partners, he recalls being on the receiving end of a one-two punch: “Question number one: Do you have any avy training? Question number two: Do you have a sled?” he recalls.

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 […]

Backcountry.com battles small businesses over trademark, apologizes. Backcountry Magazine remains unaffected.

Before winter has really even kicked into gear across the U.S., the word backcountry is already making major headlines. But not because of news of avalanches, access issues or tension beyond boundaries. Earlier this week, the Colorado Sun reported that online retail giant Backcountry.com is suing a handful of small businesses over a trademark of […]

Backcountry Magazine CEO Responds to Backcountry.com Lawsuits

This was supposed to be the week we announced our new Backcountry Podcast and prepared for our annual community fundraiser, the Barn Bash, to get more kids on snow. Instead it was spent not sleeping, fielding calls from friends, family, readers, employees and colleagues wondering if we’re being sued by Backcountry.com like so many small […]

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. […]

2020 Testers’ Choice: Nick Rustigian’s Picks

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

Mountain Skills: Take the time to be prepared for early season turns

It’s late fall and many mountains throughout the U.S. have seen some decent early season snow. As a result, stoke is high and people are itching to ski. Not many ski areas are open yet, however, and the ones that are only have a few groomers to chose from. This invariably pushes people into the […]

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.

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