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Sidecountry Skiing Kit

Sidecountry Skiing Kit

by Mike Soucy

Editor’s Note: Sidecountry skiing can be just as dangerous as backcountry skiing! 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… Read More →

Big Mountain Set Up: Head-To-Toe Backcountry Gear (Men’s & Women’s)

by Active Junky

A great day in the backcountry can take a lot of preparation, but getting geared up doesn’t have to be a process. We, at ActiveJunky, have compiled a list of our best men’s and women’s head-to-toe sets from our Winter Gear… Read More →

Ski Mountaineering: Gear Guide

by Annie Agle

Editor’s note: This is part 2 of Annie’s Ski Mountaineering guide, check out part 1 here. Annie’s  Ski Mountaineering Gear List: Everyone has their own ski mountaineering set-up—I have included mine as well as some extras from Brody Leven. You… Read More →

How to Prep for the Ultimate Backcountry Ski Trip

How to Prep for the Ultimate Backcountry Ski Trip

by Mike Soucy

It’s that time of winter when you’ve been waiting long enough to see who’s getting the snow. It’s time to plan your trip. Where are you going this season for those memorable turns? If you’re a backcountry skier or rider,… Read More →

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 6: Pushing the Boundaries at Jackson

The Mountain Collective Chronicles, Chapter 6: Pushing the Boundaries at Jackson

by Michael Ames

Jackson Hole humbles you. Before you even get on the snow, before you reach the top of Rendezvous Peak and are carried out of the tram by a surging mob of helmeted speed freaks, you realize that this mountain is… Read More →

Backcountry Skiing: Choosing the Right Setup

Backcountry Skiing: Choosing the Right Setup

by Mike Soucy

Do you ever get the feeling that you have too much gear? Does it often seem to you that each new adventure sport, guaranteed to enhance the quality of your life, will also lead to financial despair? Backcountry skiing has… Read More →

Getting the Guts to Ski the Trees

Getting the Guts to Ski the Trees

by Jacob Sevlie

In my previous post I wrote about my transition from a blue groomer to black diamond skier, and mentioned how much the trees scared me.  It remained to be one of my last untouched frontiers in my skiing back pocket. Until now…. Read More →

Backcountry Ski Rescue Essentials

Backcountry Ski Rescue Essentials

by Mike Soucy

I was glad to see Liftopia’s recent post on the Top 5 Backcountry Spots in the Lower 48.  As a big fan of Liftopia, and an even bigger fan of backcountry ski touring, I see the potential in recognizing ski… Read More →

Top 5 Backcountry Spots in the Lower 48

Top 5 Backcountry Spots in the Lower 48

by Kate Christiaanse

Considering I work at Liftopia and spend my days thinking about how we can get people to buy more lift tickets, sharing the best non-lift-served terrain in the lower 48 might seem a bit odd.  But we are equal opportunity… Read More →

From Champagne Powder to Cement – Taking a Deep Dive into the Snow and Digging up the Facts

From Champagne Powder to Cement – Taking a Deep Dive into the Snow and Digging up the Facts

by Ryan Jones

From the eskimos, rumored to have dozens of words to describe snow (‘qanuk’ and ‘kanek’) to avalanche rescuers (‘sluff’ and ‘sastrugi’), there’s no lack of snow vocabulary out there, only a portion of which the average skier can make any… Read More →