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Hike & Camp
Stories from real people who are blending the outdoors with the everyday, the latest information about gear we love, advice to get you into a new activity or take your passion to the next level, and trip reports to help you plan your next adventure.
Gearhead Picks: Timpanogos Tech Fleece
Backpacking in the Rain
Smart Camping Storage Ideas and Hacks
New: Masks Built by Backcountry & Stoic
Old skis, no matter their condition, don’t need to end up in the landfill. Instead, resell, repurpose, or recycle your used gear.
Plan a yurt ski trip, from how to find the right yurt and what gear you’ll need to how to plan yurt trip meals.
Learn the basics of snowshoe gear, technique, and safety to prepare for your winter hike, whether snowshoeing Colorado or Maine.
Get the best way to travel with ski equipment, including the top snowboard and ski travel bags.
You don’t need snow for quality snowboarding training—just follow these tips for how to practice snowboarding at home.
Switching from skis to a snowboard offers another fun way to enjoy the slopes. Get started with these handy snowboarding tips.
Desperate for adventure outside the city, one Easterner travels hours to backpack in the mountains before making the decision to move west.
Planning a spring ski trip? Check out this list of ski resorts with the best spring scenes—sourced by Backcountry employees.
Mountaineer Caroline Gleich and skier Brooklyn Bell share what to pack for a day skiing the backcountry, including their favorite gear.
An avalanche forecaster from the Utah Avalanche Center shares insights from his career and where we’re at with avalanche awareness.
Turn your heel slide snowboard skills into actual turns—and eventually a frontside carve—with these snowboarding turning tips.
Skiing is a notoriously difficult sport to learn. Here are 12 lessons learned from a 25-year-old’s first month on the mountains.