Alpine and backcountry ski gear news and reviews.
Best Backcountry Snow Bibs for Men
Snow bibs and backcountry go together like swallowtails and pow slashes. Whether you ski, snowboard, or splitboard, we’ve found the best men’s snow bibs.
Backcountry Ski Safety: What Avalanche Gear Should You Buy?
Before you buy that beacon, shovel, and probe, read this list to make sure you buy the right ones. Stay safe in the backcountry with our guide to avalanche safety gear for backcountry skiing and snowboarding.
Watch: ‘First Ever Zeppelin Ski Drop’
In perhaps the most ‘Mission: Impossible’ ski drop ever, three athletes rappel out of a floating zeppelin to the top of the mountain.
Smith 4D MAG Goggles Review: Folded Lens Offers 25% More Vision
Smith’s folded lens lets you see more of the mountain — no question. But it comes with a cost. We reviewed the Smith 4D MAG Goggles for 2 months in this review.
The Ultimate Sport! Ski Mountaineering Meets Bikepacking Video
‘Our mission: Bikepacking across the Alps and skiing some beautiful mountains along the way — no motor allowed.’
Ride for Equity: Julbo Goggle Supports Women Crushers
Renowned athlete/activist Caroline Gleich launches goggles to promote mountain exploration and equal opportunity for women — from the outdoors to the office.
Ski Photography: How to Carry a Camera While Skiing or Snowboarding
Skiing and snowboarding are eye-catching activities for photography. But it’s tricky to carry an expensive camera with you on the wet and cold slopes. Use one of these five methods to get the perfect powder shot.
Watch 18-Year-Olds Huck Triple Backflips: Quiksilver ‘Young Guns’
Some of the best young skiers on the planet gathered in Revelstoke to go as big as possible for Quiksilver’s Young Guns competition.
Hard to Watch: Skier Buried, Recovered From Avalanche
If you ski in the backcountry, you put yourself in avalanche terrain. Make good choices, ski with a competent team, and be safe out there!
Kings and Queens of Corbet’s: Watch Highlights of Cliff Huck Competition
Travis Rice and Caite Zeliff were crowned King and Queen of Corbet’s during the second-annual competition held at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. This video highlights some insane drops.
Kilian Jornet Skis Europe’s Tallest Vertical Rock Face: Watch ‘Troll Wall’
This wall is so steep it’s hard to believe Kilian Jornet made it down. Watch him ice climb up, then ski down slopes of more than 60 degrees. His accomplishment marks the first ski descent of the Troll Wall.
I Skied With an Exoskeleton: ROAM Elevate First Look
The ROAM Elevate is a robotic exoskeleton for skiing. I was one of the first people outside the brand to try it.
Arc’teryx Academy: Backcountry Classes From Pro Guides, Athletes
Arc’teryx hosts three academies every year: backcountry ski touring, rock climbing, and alpine adventures. I attended the Backcountry Academy in Wyoming last week to learn how Arc’teryx educates and entertains thousands of people each year.
Watch Cody Townsend Descend Narrow Couloir on Snow Blades
Cody Townsend and his crew take a new spin on a popular descent in Nevada — Terminal Cancer. They drop in the narrow chute on snow blades, a monoski, and one man does it fully nude!
Breaking Down Kilian Jornet’s 24-Hour Uphill Record Gear
Last week, Kilian Jornet did what he does best, crushing the 24-hour record for vertical gain. This is the kit he used to do it.
Sweet Protection Jumps Head-First Into Snow Goggles
The brand Sweet Protection, known for snow sports and whitewater helmets, launched goggles for 2019.
Custom Skis Rising: 4 Booming Brands of Boutique Skis
By definition, custom ski brands will never be the next big thing. But handmade and boutique ski shops provide a personalized experience and aesthetic that more and more skiers want.
Phantom Lens: 3 Optical Issues Bollé Solved in a Ski Goggle
Longstanding brand Bollé is bringing Phantom — its most powerful light-adaptive technology — to 17 ski goggle models this season.