September 15, 2009
There are four main things you need in the backcountry: a pack, a shovel, a probe, and a beacon. A Leatherman might come in handy too.
August 3, 2009
Tripp Frey and twin brothers John and Chris Pew grew up skiing and snowboarding together on garbage-mound mountains just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Though life often took them in separate directions, they’ve recently found each other back in the snow.
August 1, 2009
This pack, Seth Morrison’s pro model,is just large enough to contain all of your treasured necessities. And if you put yourself in harm’s way like Seth, know that it’s fitted with an Avalung.
July 23, 2009
Skins sure have changed since the days of animal fur. Here are five new technologies to help you get uphill faster and easier.
March 27, 2009
Skis and boots will only get you so far in the backcountry. Don’t forget all the other stuff you’ll need to get you in and out safely.
December 19, 2008
Used as an adjective, “freeride” is pretty vague. Apply it to skiing, and it describes any type of two-planked fun not confined to groomers. And there are as many so-called freeride boots as there are subpursuits of this foggy genre. The design priority among all of these boots, though, is the downhill experience.