April 20, 2010
This time of year in Central Idaho means corn skiing at Sun Valley Resort, backcountry touring in the Sawtooth Mountains, and Steelhead fishing on the Salmon River. We spent the week doing all three while testing gear from First Ascent and helmets and eyewear from Smith Optics. The trip was as good as they get. Check out our gallery here.
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March 31, 2010
Snow stuck to the bottom of your skins is one of the quickest ways to take the fun out of a day in the backcountry. Here's how to stop the glop and keep it fun.
March 22, 2010
Tim Dobbins, a guide with Alpine Skills International in Truckee, California, shares pointers for efficient travel in the backcountry. By Olivia Dwyer
January 22, 2010
Here's a sneak peak at a 2010-2011 women's ski from Black Diamond called the Starlet. We had a chance to test this women's early-rise, lightweight powder ski during an early morning backcountry tour in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon.
January 20, 2010
Salomon is unveiling a new line of high-performance all-mountain freeski boots that will be available to the public in the 2010/11 season. We got to take them out touring in the Telluride backcountry of the San Juan Mountains in southwestern Colorado.
January 6, 2010
If you’re caught in an avalanche, Backcountry Access’s new Float 30 backpack will give you potentially life-saving flotation and neck support and make you more visible to rescuers. A rip cord on the pack’s shoulder strap releases compressed carbon dioxide that inflates a 150-liter air bag. Want to see that airbag inflate? We have video.