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September 7, 2011
In the spirit of earning your turns, the Powderwhores release the trailer for their new film, "Breaking Trail."
September 2, 2011
Lynsey Dyer, Lel Tone, and the First Ascent crew headed down to Las Lenas to test out new gear and revel in the South American landscapes. Lynsey Dyer shared some of her photos with us.
Gear | Backcountry | Athletes
August 22, 2011
Couloirs, corn snow, and serious cornices in Colorado.
August 8, 2011
August is when the itch gets the worst. Hot, lazy days lose their shine. The buzz of the air conditioner starts to burn your eardrums. And winter feels SO far away. And it is, but a plane ticket or a long hike could change that. Here’s where you can get your midsummer fix.
August 3, 2011
Hut-to-hut touring is well known in the world of backcountry skiing. But more and more of these mountain refuges are opening their trail systems to mountain bikers in the summer months. So why not trade in your skins for wheels, and deep powder for single track?
May 31, 2011
Jackson Hole’s tram opened back up for summer tourism this weekend and skiers took advantage of the access to the 160 inches of snow that still hasn't melted.
Backcountry | Resorts
May 6, 2011
It’s officially mud season, which means it’s time to get out of the mountains and head somewhere warm till the snow melts and the bike trails open up. We’ve got deserts, beaches, and rivers on our mind.
Backcountry | Resorts
May 5, 2011
Bunk in a shack but eat like a king.
Backcountry
May 2, 2011
Want to be on snow half of the calendar year? Here's how to make it happen, including subpar skiing, minimum daily requirements, and why 183 is the magic number.
Backcountry | Ski Culture
April 29, 2011
We asked people to tell us why they deserved to win a heli-skiing trip in Alaska. The answers were creative, to say the least.
Destinations | Backcountry