Winter Backcountry Snow Gear

Equipment and apparel to keep you warm and safe this season

With early snowstorms hitting the east coast in the USA, it’s clear that winter has arrived in the Northern Hemisphere, and people all over are enjoying the ever-growing sport of backcountry skiing. But backcountry conditions are variable, and sometimes dangerous, so dressing for the terrain is crucial. Further, well-designed pieces that function easily in various circumstances make a backcountry trip that much more enjoyable. From …

Word of Mouth: Golden, BC

The little-known treasure tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges has plenty to offer

The town of Golden, British Columbia—in the picturesque Kootenay region tucked away between the Rockies and Columbia Mountain ranges—is a small historical logging town, and an appealing location for snow sports enthusiasts. Close to Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Revelstoke and Yoho, Golden is still a little-known treasure and doesn’t boast boutique hotels or fancy stores. There is, however, an abundance of quality terrain for skiing …

Ski and Snowboard Kits for Big Mountain and Backcountry

The best gear to ensure you never have a bad day on the mountain

by Sasha Barkans Nothing can spoil a great snow day like bad gear. Puffy jackets in wet conditions will shut your days down early, uncomfortable and heavy backcountry equipment will slow you down on the up-track, and that poorly shaped split board is going to sink you when the mountain is hit with that epic powder dump. To help you get sorted for the 2017 …