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Packing for a Bike Tour

While the reasons for a bike tour are ever-increasing, packing for a bike tour depends heavily on the timeframe, distance to be covered, weather,...

Air Travel Hacks for Ski Trips

As frustrating as air travel to ski and snowboard destinations can be, there are plenty of ways to make your trip less painful.These bits of...

2015 Gift Guide: Gifts that Get Better With Age

The discerning gift giver knows that the best gifts—like good cheese or fine whiskey—get better with age. We’re talking about items crafted from...

Air Travel with an Airbag Backpack

We distilled the information from airbag manufacturers and airline regulations into a short guide for traveling with an avalanche airbag pack on...

2015 Gift Guide: 10 Gifts You Can’t Get Anywhere Else

After 20 years of working with the best outdoor brands on the planet, we’ve forged relationships that allow us to collaborate with their design...

You Are Backcountry: Best Beard Contest

We’ve compiled the best community-submitted gear reviews with beards on Backcountry.com … and we’re running a contest! Vote for your favorite...

Stomping Alaska: Plan Your Dream Trip

Griffin Post examines the issues you should consider if you are planning a helicopter trip to Alaska to ski or ride legendary terrain.

Backcountry Journal: All In on Lake Powell

With 2,000 miles of coastline and nearly 100 side canyons, Lake Powell is an opportunity for endless desert exploration. We grabbed some gear and...

Ski Chamonix – A Guide for First-Timers

Learn what you need to know before you go. Griffin Post breaks down how to plan for and get the most out of your ski trip to Chamonix.

Gearheads go to the Neacola Mountains, AK

Backcountry.com employee Jason True describes his two-week ski touring expedition to the Neacola Mountains of Alaska.

Recon Mission: Mapping Dream Routes in Greenland

Backcountry.com athlete Kim Havel describes her trip with Ice Axe Expeditions to map out new ski routes on the west coast of Greenland and support...

Life on the Road: Taking the Leap

Matt McDonald takes us on his journey on the road, living out of his '86 VW Vanagon. He reviews some of the practical considerations for living out...