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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.
December 4, 2009
It’s that time of year again—you need to get holiday gifts for Uncle Bob and your sister in New Hampshire. Don’t fret. We have ideas for all the skiers on your list, from your groomer-shredding dad to your jib-rat niece.
October 15, 2009
A comfortable pack with plenty of room for old pancakes, and all your other gear.
September 24, 2009
Whether you're going on a day-long tour or just heading out the gates, you need a binding that works as well going uphill as it does going down. Here is a collection of some of the best AT and telemark bindings out there.
September 18, 2009
You need a pack that fits everything: skins, a shovel, probe, Snickers bar, water, extra layer. Here are eight good options.