A Woman On A Mission: How Ellen Bradley Is Increasing Native Access To Snow Sports In Alaska

When Lingít scientist and skier Ellen Bradley returned to her traditional homelands on the southeast coast of Alaska, she was surprised by the lack of Native skiers and boarders. So she hosted an event to get local youth out on the slopes. Now she’s working with tribal organizations and the greater ski community to make the sport more accessible for Native kids.

A Ski Bum Looks at 30

Editor in chief Betsy Manero mourns Jimmy Buffet’s passing and revisits an editor’s note inspired by the “Margaritaville” singer.

Brandon Gap: Backcountry Ski Zones Built to Give Back 

After Hurricane Irene devastated towns near Central Vermont’s Brandon Gap in 2011, the community was looking for a way to revitalize. Their solution was a novel project: cutting backcountry ski glades to entice visitors to stay for a tour.

Backcountry Magazine Welcomes Designer Karianne Shetter

Backcountry Magazine is excited to welcome Karianne Shetter to the design team.

8,000 Meters Up: Andrzej Bargiel Skis Gasherbrum I & II

Renowned Polish ski mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel shares his experience from his latest achievement: the Gasherbrum Ski Challenge.

Skiing Amongst Lions: Andrzej Bargiel’s Gasherbrum II Descent

Andrzej Bargiel successfully skied Gasherbrum II, the latest objective in his project to ski the world’s highest peaks.

Unquiet on the Western Front: Utah Gondola Raises Unrest

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) reveals their finalized three-phase plan for Little Cottonwood Canyon.

Protect Our Winters (POW) Hosts D.C. Lobby Trip

In June, POW athletes, scientists and creatives showed up on Capitol Hill to advocate for clean energy development and deployment.

Cloudy Skies: Bluebird Backcountry Announces Permanent Closure

Bluebird Backcountry, the world’s first liftless ski area, announced its permanent closure on Monday, July 10, 2023.

Earth’s Root Chakra: The Mysticism of Mt. Shasta

Mt. Shasta is known for more than just its physical beauty. It stands out as an impalpable entity—an energy, a sacredness—that has inspired myths of hidden civilizations, religious movements and more.