OOO: Gear Test Week

Thanks for coming to our website and for your interest in backcountry skiing! We are away from the office at our annual Gear Test Week at Powder Mountain in Utah. We’ll be spending the week testing next year’s skis, splitboards, boots and apparel for our annual Gear Guide. We will not have time to publish […]

Cascade Chronicler Lowell Skoog Makes History by Winning National Outdoor Book Award

The roster of awards Lowell Skoog has received for his 2020 book, Written in the Snows, rivals his list of pioneering routes in Washington’s Cascades, and no prize is bigger than the National Outdoor Book Award for historical writing.

Mountain Skills: Secondhand Stoke

With a bit of planning and foresight, you can take your ski photos from social media ephemera to memories you actually revisit. But, photographers say, don’t forget to have fun while you’re in pursuit of that perfect shot.

Mountain Skills: Taming Your Dragons

Ken Wylie’s newest course teaches the skills to manage the most dangerous hazard—human factors.

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.)

Recipes for the Skintrack and Après: Après Bolognese

There’s a way for your transition bites to be more creative and Earth-friendly: Bring them from home. This week, cook up a warm meal that’s ready and waiting when you get home. Beyond Skid cookbook author Lily Krass shares her latest treat.

Backcountry Basecamp 2023

Backcountry Basecamp is heading to Powder Mountain this weekend! The Backcountry BASECAMP Tour is heading back to Utah’s Powder Mountain! Together with Scott Sports, Backcountry Magazine brings the beta published in every issue to resorts across the U.S. From the Berkshires to the Tetons, the Rockies to the Wasatch, Backcountry Magazine will join local guides, […]

Recipes For The Skintrack and Après: Double Chocolate Espresso Brownies

This week’s recipe: a skintrack snack essential, the brownies that saved recipe author, Lily Krass, from bonking on hour 10 of a traverse of the Tetons. Try them for yourself!

An Ode to Rock Skis

My favorite skis right now, the first pair I’ll reach for this season and those that I’ll keep going back to for much of the winter, didn’t win an Editors’ Choice Award. You won’t find them in a Gear Guide or at your local shop. Even if you did, I doubt you’d consider spending the money. Because they’re 10 years old; an original pair of rocket-red Voilé Chargers. They’re my rock skis.

Recipes for the Skintrack and Après: Pesto and Avocado Sandwich

There’s a way for your transition bites to be more creative and Earth-friendly: Bring them from home. This week, trade in your single-serving, individually wrapped backcountry snacks for a homemade savory skintrack sandwich! Beyond Skid cookbook author Lily Krass shares her latest skintrack treat.