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What to Do With Your Old Skis

Old skis, no matter their condition, don’t need to end up in the landfill. Instead, resell, repurpose, or recycle your used gear.

Yurt Trip Tips

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.

Snowshoe 101

Learn the basics of snowshoe gear, technique, and safety to prepare for your winter hike, whether snowshoeing Colorado or Maine.

How to Choose the Best Ski or Snowboard Travel Bag

Get the best way to travel with ski equipment, including the top snowboard and ski travel bags.

Our Guide to the Ultimate Snowboard Workout

You don’t need snow for quality snowboarding training—just follow these tips for how to practice snowboarding at home.

How to Switch from Skiing to Snowboarding

Switching from skis to a snowboard offers another fun way to enjoy the slopes. Get started with these handy snowboarding tips.

From Philly to Fly Fishing

Desperate for adventure outside the city, one Easterner travels hours to backpack in the mountains before making the decision to move west.

5 Ski Resorts With the Best Spring Scenes

Planning a spring ski trip? Check out this list of ski resorts with the best spring scenes—sourced by Backcountry employees.

What to Pack for a Day Skiing the Backcountry

Mountaineer Caroline Gleich and skier Brooklyn Bell share what to pack for a day skiing the backcountry, including their favorite gear.

The Layers of Avalanche Awareness

An avalanche forecaster from the Utah Avalanche Center shares insights from his career and where we’re at with avalanche awareness.

How to Turn on a Snowboard

Turn your heel slide snowboard skills into actual turns—and eventually a frontside carve—with these snowboarding turning tips.

12 Things I Learned My First Month Skiing

Skiing is a notoriously difficult sport to learn. Here are 12 lessons learned from a 25-year-old’s first month on the mountains.