Best New Backcountry Ski Gear

Some of our favorite new products to make snow adventures bigger, faster, smarter and safer

The achievements within snow sports are ever-growing and impressive. Whether these adventures are occurring on the backside of Lake Louise or on some perfect pillow drop at Blanket Glacier, skiers and riders are going bigger, faster and smarter. This is thanks, in part, to gear being more inventive, intuitive, safer and smarter—with last year offering big tech advancements in the skiing and snowboarding worlds. We …

Word of Mouth: Revelstoke, British Columbia

Dining, drinking and more off the mountain at this world-renowned winter destination

Somewhat an anomaly, British Columbia’s Revelstoke is a top ski destinations with the highest number of mechanized ski operations in one area on the planet. With an average snowfall of 40 to 60 feet per year and easy access to backcountry skiing and snowboarding, it’s a wildly popular spot for snow enthusiasts. Yet on the other hand, it’s a small logging town that’s managed to …

Word of Mouth: Banff

Family-style dining, stunning views, and even a swinger-friendly venue—this Canadian town is more than snow-sports

The Canadian Rockies portion of the Bow River Valley in Alberta, Canada is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Banff, which sits in the heart of this allure, is inside of the Banff National Park—another of Canada’s gems. Banff is encased by mountain peaks; Mount Rundle, Sulphur Mountain, Mount Norquay and Cascade Mountain—all you have to do is look up for a …