BC Banter: Our 100th Issue, the Northwest’s First Snow, Utah Avy Workshop and a Zombie Fortress

Backcountry Magazine kicks off the holiday season with a celebration of our own—the 20th anniversary issue hit newsstands on Tuesday, Oct. 28. After 100 issues, we commemorate the legends, turns and tech that have progressed the sport, and our gang of art directors, photo editors, photographers and publishers weigh in on their BCM favorite covers, from 1994 to present.

BC Banter: Auclair Fund, VT Backcountry Forum, Deer Valley Buys Solitude, Drone Fines

This Week in the News: Alpine Initiatives launches Auclair Fund, VT Backcountry Alliance announces second-annual forum, Deer Valley buys Solitude and National Park Service fines drone users.

Remembering Liz, Andreas & JP, Pretty Faces World Premiere, Backcountry’s 100th Issue

Remembering Liz, Andreas & JP, ‘Pretty Faces’ world premiere kicks of in Boulder, Colo. and Backcountry ships the 100th Issue.

WWA Film Festival, ‘Dreamline,’ Fines for Photos and the 2014 Travel Guide

The Winter Wildlands Alliance announces their Backcountry Film Festival lineup, Ptor Spricenieks’ ‘Dreamline’ debuts, the USFS proposes fines for photos and the 2014 Backcountry Travel Guide hits newsstands.

Snow Falls, Smart Probe Launched, Earlyups Releases ‘The Other Hours’

The East Coast sees its first snowfall, new company AvaTech launches probe and technology-sharing platform, avalanche engineer impostors hunt for new roommate in Park City, Utah and Earlyups’ Jeff Brines releases a video edit.

T-Bar Films Trailer Release, One Wasatch Map Announced, Beast 16 gets Certified and Early Snow

T-Bar releases “Out on a Limb,” featuring one-legged backcountry skier Vasu Sojitra, Skit Utah releases a map of One Wasatch, the Beast 16 gets its DIN ISO certification and early snow flurries arrive.

First Turns in Alberta, Pretty Faces and the Marker Kingpin

As rains drenched Canmore, two lucky riders snag first turns up high, Lynsey Dyer and Unicorn Picnic release the highly anticipated official trailer for ‘Pretty Faces’ and Marker announces the Kingpin, the first-ever DIN IOS-certified tech binding.

‘Whatever’ Comes to Crested Butte, AvaTech Announces Partners and Newcomb Runs for Teton Commissioner

Crested Butte, Colo. accepts $500,000 to host Bud Light’s invented town, Whatever, U.S.A., AvaTech Partners with snow enthusiast groups to promote avalanche education and Backcountry Icon Mark Newcomb runs for Teton County Commissioner.

Black Diamond’s CEO Steps Down, Goal Zero Sells and Prentiss Explores the Fourth Genre

Peter Metcalf, longtime CEO of Black Diamond steps aside for former Sony CEO, Goal Zero sells to electricity producer NRG Energy, and Backcountry’s Creative Editor Sean Prentiss explores the fourth genre in his newest book.

Colorado To Gain New Hut, Vermont’s BC Organizations Join Forces and Avalanche Jobs

A Colorado backcountry cabin eight years in the making is up for environmental review, Vermont’s Catamount Trail Association and Backcountry Alliance join forces for the good of the community and The Chugach National Forest Avalanche Information Center is on the hunt for a new intern.