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Backcountry

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March 3, 2015
America’s toughest backcountry ski race starts at midnight in Crested Butte, Colorado, and charges 40 miles north through the rugged heart of the Rocky Mountains to Aspen. When two desk jockeys, coworkers at this magazine, sign up on competing teams, an epic game of one-upmanship unfolds.
February 18, 2015
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Because you don't want to send a ski torpedoing down the slope getting first tracks without you.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Black Diamond JetForce avalanche airbag system, which inflates via a rechargeable battery and a fan.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Scott Alpride avalanche airbag system, which uses two small non-reusable gas canisters to deploy the airbag.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the ABS Vario Base Unit avalanche airbag system, which is designed to zip into other ABS-compatible packs. The system uses nitrogen and a charged handle to inflate the airbag.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Backcountry Access Float avalanche airbag system, which is one of the least expensive on the market.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Mammut Ride Protection Airbag avalanche airbag system, which is shaped differently than other airbags on the market.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the different avalanche airbag systems including what's used to inflate the bags, how easily they are to refill after deployment, and more.
February 17, 2015
The web series kicked off in memory of Andreas Fransson, with an Icelandic adventure, and now takes you from deep B.C. pow, to Japan, and beyond.
February 11, 2015
A broken ski pole in the backcountry can be devastating. But here's an easy fix.