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Backcountry

Fresh Content

January 26, 2010
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The Focus section of our magazine is where we showcase some of the best photographs of the year, and the stories behind how they were taken. Here is a collection of those images.
January 26, 2010
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Taking your mom to the volcano is easier than it sounds. We've got a story—and video—of a backcountry tour (with my mom!) with Sierra Mountain Guides near Mammoth.
January 22, 2010
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Here's a sneak peak at a 2010-2011 women's ski from Black Diamond called the Starlet. We had a chance to test this women's early-rise, lightweight powder ski during an early morning backcountry tour in Utah's Little Cottonwood Canyon.
January 21, 2010
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At Arctic Man, skiers and snow-machiners unite for one of skiing's weirdest races. There are busted bones, burning couches, and hopes of seeing Todd Palin. Surviving the 4.5-mile race is the easy part. We have helmet cam footage and in-depth account from last spring's race in Alaska.
January 18, 2010
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A daunting stretch of whitewater bisects a 3,700-square-mile wilderness of never-before-skied peaks. You’ll need two rafts, five handles of liquor, and a gun for bears. It’s not the Yukon, Siberia, or Tibet. It’s Idaho. And it takes serious planning to pull off. This is what happens when you let a kid with a pet badger handle the details. By Frederick Reimers.
January 18, 2010
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We chatted with pro skier and photographer Drew Stoecklein about his raft-assisted ski trip in Idaho last spring, consuming alcohol out of rubber booties, and what he'd do with a dead bear.
January 12, 2010
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Not that you needed any. But here are the six best things about booking a trip to CMH’s Cariboo Lodge in BC. By Kelley McMillan
January 6, 2010
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A new book tells the story of the deadliest avalanche in ski-resort history—which happened 28 years ago. We spoke to the book's author and the slide's lone survivor, a woman who spent five days buried in a building collapsed by the avalanche. By Megan Michelson.
Backcountry | Skiing Adventure
January 5, 2010
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Oregon's Wallowa Avalanche Center opened this fall as the Wallowa Mountains' first-ever avalanche forecaster. If only it'd been open one year ago, it could have saved one man's life.
December 15, 2009
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We've compiled 22 powder shots, along with a bunch of powder-related tips into a gallery for your viewing pleasure.