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April 12, 2011
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We tested five of next year's AT bindings at our gear test. Our Aspen-based gear expert gave us a video rundown of how they work, their touring functions, and what they're best for.
April 6, 2011
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This week we're at Aspen Highlands testing next year's AT skis and bindings. Here's a look behind the scenes at the ski test, and a peek at some 2011-12 goods.
March 28, 2011
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Last week, a couple Skiing Magazine staffers decided to make some turns before work. They bagged the Silver Couloir, a steep, 2,500 foot stripe down the northeast face of Buffalo Mountain in Silverthorne, Colorado. Conditions were all time for this classic Summit County line, they found blue skies and buttery, boot-top powder. Not a bad way to start the day.
March 4, 2011
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Bottom line, there are some things you must take with you into the backcountry. Here are ten things that you definitely need, plus a few extras that'll make your day much better.
February 24, 2011
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Sweetgrass Productions isn't your average film company. Instead of shooting urban jibs and heli-fueled big mountain lines, they've made a name for themselves by filming in-depth portraits of human-powered ski culture, with a side of pow shots (see their last film "Signatures"). They've spent the past two seasons in South America shooting their 2011 production, "Solitare." Here's a behind the scenes look.
February 11, 2011
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Our photo editor spent a day cat skiing with Wagner Custom Skis. Colorado Powder Addiction took them up Jones Pass for some creamy powder turns.
Backcountry | Ski Culture
February 9, 2011
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Live in Tahoe and looking to get out into the backcountry? We've got some easy-access tours for you, plus tips on how to get there and what lines to ski.
Destinations | Backcountry
February 4, 2011
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If you're willing to hike a little for some turns, British Columbia's newest backcountry lodge is ground zero for powder skiing.
January 25, 2011
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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.
January 10, 2011
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As touring gear gets more sophisticated and bomber, backcountry skiing is gaining popularity across the country. But, for a variety of very good reason, it can be intimidating. And finding appropriate entry-level trips can be hard. To help make the transition to touring, we’ve got some beta to get you started. Each month, Donny Roth, owner of Alpine Ambitions, will share a few destinations that are great starting points for skiers looking to get out and explore. The first installment is from Colorado, check back soon for ideas from other states.
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