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Backcountry

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March 4, 2011
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
January 4, 2011
On New Year’s Eve, Canadian ski mountaineer Greg Hill fulfilled his 2010 new year’s resolution to ski 2 million self-powered vertical feet in a year.
Backcountry
December 27, 2010
These are the best things we've seen all year. From other-side-of-the-world landscapes, and portraits of ass-kicking female athletes to blower, double overhead pow shots. Take a look.
December 16, 2010
Catskiing returns to some of Colorado’s most snow-stacked slopes.