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Backcountry

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November 30, 2010
North America’s most noteworthy ski mountaineers write up their favorite ski descents.
Destinations | Backcountry
November 18, 2010
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Sometimes it takes a wake up call to remind you that it's important to protect your brain. Here is Jeremy Benson's story, so you don't need you own.
October 20, 2010
Ken Schwabenton, helicopter pilot at Points North Heli-Adventures, spends more than 50 days a year skiing untouched Chugach powder. And that's just a side perk. Here's how he got the job, the weirdest places he's ever flown, and what it feels like to fly.
October 13, 2010
Dust layers in the snowpack could cause avalanches, scientists say.
Backcountry | Skiing Adventure
August 23, 2010
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Jonesing for a South American ski fix? Columnist Tom Winter explores four different Chilean resorts.
August 17, 2010
The Canadian mountaineer is attempting to ski two million vertical feet under his own power this year. He’s more than half way done. He broke down the vert, told us what he does to stay motivated, and gave a warning about Chilean chicken heads.
August 2, 2010
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Looking for one more late summer adventure? Here are our favorite multi-day backpacking trips in ski country.
June 2, 2010
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With the completion of her final climb, Aspen’s Capitol Peak, Christy Mahon joins the company of seven reported people who have climbed and skied all 54 of Colorado’s 14,000-ft peaks. She is also the first woman to do so. By Anna Baldwin. Photos: Ted Mahon
May 19, 2010
A month ago, I was in Iceland skiing on dormant volcanoes while the Eyjafjallajökull volcano was erupting and blowing enough smoke and ash to shut down all of Europe's airports. The volcano is burping more ash now, and American filmmaker Sean Stiegemeier flew in to capture this incredible time lapse of the volcano. Check out the video here.
April 30, 2010
The Tahoe area recently got another 14 inches of new spring powder. Here's a point-of-view video of Tahoe skier Jon Rockwood on an early morning backcountry mission on Tahoe's West Shore.