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October 3, 2014
We tested the newest backcountry and adventure-worthy ski boots. Here are the winners.
March 24, 2014
Whether it's a quick lap out the resort gate, or a long slog from a trail head, here's what our editors always have in their backcountry packs.
January 25, 2011
Straight from the floor of the Outdoor Retailer Winter Show we've got a look at K2's new line of backcountry gear, the Backside Tools.
July 7, 2010
A new electronic avalanche probe that helps you locate your buried companion.
July 7, 2010
Scott USA’s new backcountry freeride ski, the Powd’air, will hit shops next fall—but we got a chance to ski it today at Snowbird, Utah. Here’s what we thought.
July 7, 2010
We love the emergence of big, stiff, powerhouse boots that can also tour all day long. The Scarpa Mobe is an outstanding example of this new genre of boots. We took them out for a spin.
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 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.
December 7, 2009
With their new avy beacon, the Tracker 2, the crew at Backcountry Access hopes to change the way skiers deal with slides.