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Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt.
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Go fast and light up the mountain and enjoy the comfort of the Gea’s on your way down. Each boot weighs just over two-pounds and the front tongue is designed to open up wide for easy entry. Plus the integrated ski/walk mechanism makes it easy to go from climbing to…
The Recon BT is a user-friendly avalanche beacon with all the features you need for a quick, efficient search. Its three antenna design reduces signal spikes, which drastically improves accuracy during a search when compared to more traditional two antenna beacons, and the 60-meter circular range allows you to pick…
The 24-liter size of this bag is only big enough for day missions, but it has A-frame ski-carry or vertical snowboard-carry options, a fleece-lined goggle pocket, a front-pocket organizer, and a main compartment big enough for extra layers and lunch. It’s a paired-down, budget-friendly choice for short trips into the…
The Alpha is a minimalist backcountry pack, stripping the exterior down to just two straps that you can alter depending on how you want to carry your skis. The shell is made from weatherproof ripstop nylon, and a large front pocket holds your skins, shovel, and other tools. A side…
The Dawn Patrol checks all the backcountry boxes: stowaway straps that carry skis diagonally or as an A-frame, attachment points for ice axes and a helmet, and a dedicated pocket that keeps your avalanche tools organized. Each of the packs in the series (15 liters, 25 liters, and 32 liters)…
Have you ever thought, ‘Mom, how could you say that?’ well, this film is littered with those moments.
Skiing apparel company Norrona sent three of its ambassadors to ski in the Lyngen Alps of Norway.
‘All In’ from Matchstick Productions will feature 8 skiers - 4 women and 4 men- charging lines throughout dozens of locations.