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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
April 25, 2011
2011 was one for the books. Here's what made this season stand out, from the one piece of gear that makes everyone an Internet celebrity, to events of Olympic proportion, to lots and lots of snow.
April 12, 2011
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
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
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
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.