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Backpacking 101

When you decide to leave the campground behind and make the leap to the backcountry, there is a lot to consider. We go over trip planning, what...

Party at the Ice Farm

At the annual Ouray Ice Festival, ice climbers from all over the world, ranging from beginner to pro, meet up for several days of climbing...

Walk Easy, Ski Hard

Ski touring boots traditionally either ski well or walk well, but never both. Enter the new Dynafit Hoji boot, which promises the best of both worlds.

A New Standard in Advanced Avalanche Education

The Level 2 avalanche curriculum has changed; instead of one track that everyone pools into, now there will be two distinct tracks: a Recreational...

The Winter Gloves Guide

Backcountry Gearhead Aaron Kurland, no stranger to outdoor pursuits, runs down the factors to consider when looking for gloves for skiing,...

How to Choose Alpine Touring Skis

While in theory any ski can be used for alpine ski touring, the recent increase in the sport’s popularity has led to the development of...

Never Wax Again

DPS Phantom is a game-changing new product that permanently penetrates the base of your skis or snowboard for consistent glide throughout the life...

Essential Gear for Ski Touring

A comprehensive list of equipment and other gear you need to get started on ski touring in the backcountry.

How to Choose Snowboard Boots

How to sort through the basic types of snowboard boots, and how to find the one that works best for you.

How to Choose a Snow Helmet

In addition to keeping you safer on the slopes, ski and snowboard helmets keep your head warm, provide a place to mount a camera, make it easy for...

How to Dress for Cold-Weather Running

Just because winter has settled in for the season, doesn’t mean you have to hang up your running shoes or retreat to the indoor hamster wheel. Here...

Step Up and Believe!

Clinics can be a great place to learn a lot in a short period of time. In the case of Steph Davis's Climbing clinic for women, held in the spring...