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How to Choose an All-Mountain Ski

What is an “all mountain” ski, and is it the ski for you? Here are a few tips for sorting through all-mountain skis to find the one that is best...

An Intro to Outdoor Jackets

Learn about different types of outdoor jackets, everything from ski jackets to softshells to fleece to work jackets, and how to choose the right...

How To Choose The Right Ski

What is the difference between all-mountain, big mountain, backcountry (aka touring), carving, powder, and park skis? Learn how to choose the ski...

Protecting Nature, Preserving Life

Invasive vegetation is a problem threatening the Colorado River corridors natural functions and flow. The Nature Conservancy is working on a...

Feeling Ultra Good

The Tor des Geants ultra in the Italian Alps is one of the hardest adventure runs in the world. But the the Clemons love ultras and were inspired...

How to Choose a Ski or Snowboard Jacket

Here are the key types and features you'll want to consider to choose the right ski or snowboard jacket for the right conditions.

New Directions in Snowboarding

The trend in snowboarding to directional, tapered boards draws inspiration from the sport’s formative years. But nowadays these nostalgic shapes...

Fly Fishing the Bolivian Amazon

Ian Provo's quest for the perfect river and his thirst for adventure take him deep up the Bolivian Amazon in search of the Golden Dorado.

Strength Training for Ski Touring

Strength training is an integral part of ski training, but it’s also important to address ski-specific movements and situations. Here are some...

The Goggles Guide

The basic function of any snow goggles is to enhance your vision on the slopes by protecting your eyes from wind, snow, impact, and cold, and to...

Jim Holland

From ski jumping to pioneering online retail to outdoor adventure and battling Parkinson’s. Backcountry co-founder Jim Holland’s always up for a...

The Outbound Collective

Brian Heifferon created The Outbound Collective to empower people of all skill levels to get outside and have more fun there.