Backcountry Basecamp 2021

Stay tuned for the upcoming schedule of tour dates. For a fully immersive Basecamp experience, check out our Basecamp Plus at Alta. Designed for people who want to learn the basics of backcountry skiing and discover new lines in the Wasatch, Basecamp Plus is an all-inclusive, three-day backcountry skiing (and eating) and learning adventure.

Wisdom: Nancy Bockino Practices Patience

Nancy Bockino keeps really busy. Her work takes her between Teton County Search and Rescue, teaching avalanche courses, guiding for Exum Mountain Guides and researching high-elevation pines in Grand Teton National Park. How does she balance it all? Patience, she says, plus a passion for the mountains.

The Yurt: Backcountry’s Basecamp

Would a yurt by any other name smell so…pungent? Maybe. The Turkish word, meaning homeland, is short and sweet, apropos of the squat shelters that the nomads of inner Asia called home for thousands of years. In ski culture, we know yurts as the perfect home base—somewhere to hang up our skins, crack open a […]

Backcountry Basecamp Tour 2014

Backcountry Magazine, in association with Gore-Tex, Patagonia and Marmot is proud to announce its nationwide backcountry skiing and snowboarding tour. Featuring education, safety, and the latest gear, Backcountry Basecamp will visit some of the most iconic ski resorts in the country to bring the backcountry to the masses.