Atmospheric Flow

Gabrielle Antonioli first thought she wanted to be a doctor. But a sharp left turn put her on a different track: avalanche forecasting. Today, she’s working for Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center.

Resources: Crevasse Rescue

Our Mountain Skills article from Issue 156 lays out the basics of crevasse rescue. This page offers supplemental resources.

Backcountry Basecamp 2024

The 11th annual Backcountry BASECAMP tour, presented by Scott Sports and Flylow, brings the beta published in every issue of Backcountry Magazine to resorts across the U.S. From the Northeast to the Tetons, the Wasatch to the Rockies, Backcountry Magazine joins local guides, forecasters and avalanche instructors for a series of pop-up festivals featuring gear demos, avalanche education, guided tours and a huge raffle benefiting a local nonprofit.

The Deadliest Winter: A Look Back at the 2020/21 Season

With 37 avalanche fatalities recorded in the U.S. during winter 2020/21, the season stands as the deadliest in modern history. Here’s what we can learn from a devastating year.

Don’t Skip Leg Day

Former Freeride World Tour Champion and personal trainer Crystal Wright shares advice on how to train like a pro for ski season.

Sashimi and Käsespätzle: Finding the Goods When the Snow Is Bad

Twice Betsy Manero has headed for epic ski destinations, only to find them drier than her home Tetons. Still, she manages to find the goods.

Op-Ed: An Ode to The Snowboard Movie (Plus, The Best Flicks to Watch Right Now)

From igniting stoke to uniting communities, Drew Zieff reminds us why snowboard movies are so important. Plus, he shares his favorite flicks.

Snowboard Movies Aren’t Dead: The Triumphant Return of Mike Hatchett

Teton Gravity Research’s latest film, Flying High Again, directed by snowboard film legend Mike Hatchett, proves shred flicks are still all the rage.

The Decision: How to Say Yes (or No) When It Counts

After all the planning, observing and communicating comes the moment of truth—when it’s time to decide what to ride.

The Talk: How to Communicate in the Backcountry

Creating clear communication starts with a good plan and ends with making informed group decisions. Here’s what it takes.