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Backcountry Skiing: The Newest in Alpine Touring Gear

Backcountry Skiing: The Newest in Alpine Touring Gear

by Troy Hawks

Editor’s Note: Backcountry skiing can be extremely dangerous, and we don’t recommend going out of bounds until you’ve had the proper training and experience with guides. The newest stat of a skier and rider’s DNA is the ratio of one’s lift-served… Read More →

Getting Off the Groomers: Tips For Skiing & Riding Off-Piste

Getting Off the Groomers: Tips For Skiing & Riding Off-Piste

by Dave Belin

When I first moved to Colorado, I explored the mountains of the Centennial State by hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter. One of my favorite parts of these adventures was sitting down at home with a map… Read More →

Upgrade Your Run: New Ski App Virtually Puts You on the Slopes

Upgrade Your Run: New Ski App Virtually Puts You on the Slopes

by Katie Coakley

Technology is a wonderful thing. It wasn’t that long ago that punctuality was necessary because there wasn’t a way to call or text to let your friends know that you were going to be late. Letters were the preferred way… Read More →

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Skiing in Banff, Canada

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Skiing in Banff, Canada

by Kristen Lummis

1. It’s not “just” Banff. It’s three unique resorts: Lake Louise, Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village. Collectively marketed under the tag “Ski Big 3,” this trifecta offers up 8,000 acres of skiing and riding, 2 gondolas, 26 chairlifts and 290… Read More →

Six All-Season Outdoor Gear Essentials

Six All-Season Outdoor Gear Essentials

by Nicole Roosien

Editor’s Note: This post was written by Marcel Gremaud of GetOutfitted. I’ve had the same snowboard boots for six years. The base of the right boot nearly completely separates from its partnered top, the laces of my left boot resemble spaghetti squash…. Read More →

Top 5 Ski Destinations For Your Spring Break

Top 5 Ski Destinations For Your Spring Break

by Heather Balogh

Who says you have to head to the beach for spring break? From where we’re sitting, this time of the year is prime for the best skiing of the season. Check out a few of our favorite ski destinations below. Not only… Read More →

‘Ja-Pow’ Means Powder Skiing in Japan

‘Ja-Pow’ Means Powder Skiing in Japan

by Eric Wagnon

The Land of the Rising Sun has a rising reputation in the ski world. Although Japan hosted the 1972 and 1998 Winter Olympics, the island nation’s international standing as a recreational ski destination has only started to make a huge… Read More →

Sea to Sky Gondola Empowers Adventure & Backcountry Access

Sea to Sky Gondola Empowers Adventure & Backcountry Access

by Lisa Richardson

Would Summer operations at ski areas be more successful if they focused on empowering adventure and backcountry access? A new gondola makes the case. Ten days before its opening on May 16, the Sea to Sky gondola was getting several… Read More →

Ski-Mountaineering in Southern Utah: A Desert Oddity

Ski-Mountaineering in Southern Utah: A Desert Oddity

by Annie Agle

Ever since I laid my hands on Chris Davenport’s Fifty Classic Ski Descents in North America, I have been dying go ski-mountaineering in the La Sals. Spring had arrived in the Wasatch, so my dad and I decided it was the perfect… Read More →

Making Observations in the Backcountry – Listen to Your Mom

Making Observations in the Backcountry – Listen to Your Mom

by Mike Soucy

Editor’s Note: Backcountry skiing is extremely dangerous! The advice contained in this article is one expert skier’s opinion, and we don’t recommend going out of bounds until you’ve had the proper training and experience with guides. When we choose to… Read More →