The absolute best snow safety gear that you can buy is education. For starters, taking an AIARE (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) recreation course, or an AST (Avalanche Skills Training) course in Canada, will help you make better decisions traveling in avalanche terrain. After that, if you haveContinue Reading

If you’re a skier, there are few things better than big days in the backcountry, getting fresh tracks far from traffic. But those days are even better if you can set up basecamp in a backcountry ski hut. Ski-access huts have a long history in Europe, where skiers have traveledContinue Reading

Not long ago, photos on social media started popping up about a “grid” challenge. The pictures were being shared by Caet Cash, a hiking guide, van lifer and accomplished long-distance backpacker who has completed thru-hikes of both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail. After spending some time onContinue Reading

Any time that record-breaking mountain endurance athlete Greg Hill sets his sights on something, he’s not likely going to fall short of his goal. Having set a world record by climbing 50,000 feet in 24 hours in 2006, climbing (and skiing) 2 million vertical feet in the same year inContinue Reading

This article originally appeared on and has been republished with permission. If you came here expecting to watch Eric Pollard throw mind-blowing tricks and XL cliff hucks in a film that flips the script of what’s possible on skis, we have a spoiler for you. In the words ofContinue Reading