Backcountry

No Friends on a Powder Day

They say, “No friends on a powder day,” but you can still enjoy face shots when the snow’s deep in the company of others, if you follow these tips for optimizing your enjoyment of powder days.

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How to Choose a Powder Ski

Skiing in deep snow is a lot more fun with the right ski. Learn what you need to know to choose the right profile, width, and length to get the most out of a powder day.

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Solid Shelter for Backcountry Touring: An Overview of Yurts and Huts

Nothing beats coming in from skiing to meet a blazing fire and a warm shelter. Basing your skiing out of backcountry huts and yurts mean you can log day after day of pristine backcountry touring and cap them off with cozy nights with an actual roof over your head. You can hole up in a […]

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The Powder Police: Keeping the Backcountry Safe

In the past there has only been one Golden Rule for backcountry skiing: There are no friends on powder days. This is always said tongue-in-cheek and implies that powder days should be feeding frenzies where it’s every man for himself, but with the stratospheric rise in backcountry popularity, just the opposite is now true: There’s […]

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Ode to the Backcountry

We asked our community to tell us about their best experiences skiing and riding in the backcountry … in haiku. Here’s what we got back.

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