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Skiing Into a Volcano: Mt. Yotei, Japan

Backcountry.com Gearhead Mitch Potter describes guiding skiers in Japan and taking one of the best ski runs of his life.

How To Tune Your Snowboard in Eight Easy Steps

A properly tuned snowboard can easily improve your experience on the hill. Here are 8 easy steps for tuning your snowboard.

The Ski Boot Ritual: 4 Steps to Getting Your Boots On Comfortably

Getting into your ski boots is truly a necessary evil, but one that can be lessened if you follow 4 simple steps.

5 Epic Day Tours in the Wasatch

A look into 5 epic ski tours in Utah's Wasatch Mountain Range including Mt. Raymond, the Pfeifferhorn, Hypodermic Needle, the Coalpit Headwall and...

Viewing the Backcountry Through Socratic Goggles: The Danger in Becoming an Expert

Every backcountry skier and snowboarder wants to know more: about gear, technique, and avalanche safety. But with knowledge often comes confidence,...

From Big Lines to Streamline: A Transition in Passions

Told by his friends: the story of snowboarder Elf Ellefsen and his transition from riding snow to rebuilding engines after a life-changing injury.