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Gearhead® Experts are Backcountry’s outdoor aficionados, gear enthusiasts, and customer service team. Our Gearheads are available via phone or chat to help you place or change orders, find your perfect ski jacket, and access the pro tips you need to get out there.

Best Skis of 2024


We hand-picked these six ski models as our top picks for the 2023-2024 winter season to make it a little easier for you to pick out your next pair. From carving skis with fish tails to the powder-slicing Bent Chetler 120 Skis, these models have unique features that make them stand out.

Pacing The Pacific


46 days. That might seem like a reasonable amount of time to try a new diet, read every day, or work out each morning. For Karel Sabbe, this is the amount of time he took to complete a supported run of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) in record time, averaging over 50 miles a day, from Mexico to Canada.

out·er·ven·tion: [n] the act of escaping to the outdoors to find balance and extinguish burnout.

On our second Outervention, we took Justin on a road trip from Seattle to Squamish for a 10-day mountain bike trip. This long-time Backcountry customer builds custom homes and raises a 3-year-old—which can make getting outside a challenge. In the first episode, Justin meets up with Gearhead Kendall, pro rider Brooklyn Bell, and ambassador Kait to gear up at our Seattle store and hit the trails in Bellingham for some sweet flows and big drops.