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A Beginner’s Guide to Winter Surfing

Surfer Caley Vanular walks us through gearing up for surfing in cold weather.

A Simple Guide to Winter Hiking

Bethany Clarke details how to plan for and make the most of cold weather hikes.

Tips & Tricks for Surviving Winter in a Van

Adventurer Ali Lev provides her tried and true techniques for staying warm and comfortable all year long.

How to Learn about Avalanche Safety

A round-up of resources on avalanche safety from the UAC and more.

Fishing for the Right Raft

Gearheads are Backcountry’s outdoor experts, gear enthusiasts, and customer service team.

Tips Every Backcountry User Should Know

Chad Brackelsberg of the Utah Avalanche Center provides critical advice for a day skiing or riding in backcountry terrain

How to Choose Avalanche Safety Gear

How to Choose Avalanche Safety Gear

Ice Climbing Essentials

Ready to get off the rocks and onto ice? Here's a rundown of the basic gear you need for ice climbing, plus a few tips for getting started.

Ski Locks & Security Tips

Use a ski lock to prevent ski and snowboard theft with these five easy ski protection tips.

3 Nonprofits to Support This Giving Tuesday

These three nonprofits help support our mission of connecting people to their outdoor passions.

Classic vs. Skate Cross Country Skiing

What you need to know about cross country ski gear, whether you’re skate skiing or looking for cross country skis for beginners.

How to Choose an Avalanche Beacon

AAIRE Pro Program Director, Sean Zimmerman-Wall, breaks down what you need to know to select an avalanche beacon.