Backcountry proudly announced Tuesday morning a new partnership with Olympic silver medalist, actor, and advocate Gus Kenworthy. This is the first athlete partnership Backcountry has formed as a gear and apparel brand building its own product. Kenworthy, who emerged from the Sochi 2018 Winter Games an inspirational figure, will wearContinue Reading

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

This article originally appeared on and has been republished with permission. The snow is (hopefully) falling, the days are getting shorter, and an onslaught of familial obligations is right around the corner. Like it or not, the holidays are upon us. While some rejoice at the chance to takeContinue Reading