Extreme Ski. . . Michigan!

Mount Bohemia, a tiny ski resort at the tip of Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, offers chutes, glades, cliffs, and other forms of expert terrain heretofore absent…

World’s Lightest Ski Bindings?

No, that’s not a bear trap. It’s La Sportiva’s svelte and ultra-light backcountry ski binding, new to the U.S. and Canadian markets next month!

Backcountry Powder Park

“Park features with powder landings” — that’s the premise at Smith Optics’ private freeride paradise, an 800-acre park in Idaho on the site of an…

Burton/Adidas Outerwear Collab

A new collaboration by Adidas and Burton is a clean and classic outerwear and apparel line. It just may make you reconsider what “Adidas” as…

Plastic ‘Ski/Snowshoe’ Hybrid

The Marquette Backcountry Ski is marketed as “30% snowshoe, 70% ski.” They cost $179 and are built for a wide swath of terrain and a…

Burton TRON Boot

What do actor Jeff Bridges, a movie from 1982, and snowboarding have in common. . . the “TRON” boot, we guess. New this month from…

Softshell Jackets 2011

A new breed of jackets made with the latest softshell fabrics, including Polartec’s Power Shield Pro and Schoeller’s WB400, are giving GORE-TEX hardshells a run…

50 Classic Ski Descents

A new coffee-table book includes hundreds of color photos and more than 200 pages filled with words of worship to the best backcountry runs North…

‘Yuki’ Expedition Parka

Canada Goose has a new polar mash-up parka this season. The exclusive coat, made in collaboration with Japanese designer Yuki Matsuda, costs a cool $1,750.

NEMO Polar Pod

Built with a unique “air-permeable reflective insulation” material, the $3,400 Isopod tent is Nemo’s design culmination from a multiyear experience working for NASA.

First Ascent ‘Tech Hoodies’

Eddie Bauer First Ascent bridges the elusive hoodie/mid-layer gap with a pair of tech tops. T.C. Worley gives the concept a multi-month test.

Burton Snowboards 2011

Burton’s 2011 collection includes graphics by Paul Smith and Ralph Steadman, with aesthetic nods that range from electrical-wire motifs to Hunter Thompson’s “Fear and Loathing…

Review: Yakima Skybox

Need more room for cargo? Yakima’s Skybox 18 is a quick way to increase your vehicle’s luggage space.

Idaho on a Splitboard

As a first-time backcountry ‘boarder, T.C. Worley trudged into Idaho’s Sawtooth National Forest last month with a guided group. This is his trip report.

Suspension System for Skis

This skis’ suspension mechanism resembles an automotive leaf spring, only inverted and with a ski binding perched on top.

Review: Burton Driver X

Stiff, stylish, light and high-tech, Burton’s Driver X is a solid freeride boot. Stephen Krcmar offers a review after a season of use in Mammoth…

Review: Venture Splitboard

“Earn your turns” with a splitboard. Reviewer Stephen Krcmar looks at Venture’s Storm splitboard, an $895 model.

Review: Stoic Bombshell Jacket

Tech, stylish and versatile, the Stoic Bombshell jacket is, well, the bomb. Stephen Krcmar offers a review after a season of use in Mammoth Lakes,…

Bern Watts Carbon

The Bern Watts Carbon weighs a mere 15 ounces with its winter liner giving a new meaning to the phrase “light headed.”

Rossignol Harness Pant

The Rossignol Harness Pant hides a built-in certified climbing harness in its seat. Our Whistler, B.C., based correspondent put them to the test on ski…

Heated Boots Fail To Impress

Columbia’s heated boots, powered by lithium-polymer batteries, are touted to provide the “warmth of a furnace.” Our test found this to be far from the…

Strap Pad

When you add a strap to a snowboard stomp pad you get Strap Pad, a new snow sports company ironically out of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Winter Camping Gear Test – Part 1

Any winter camping trip is an exercise in gear choices. Snowshoes, skis, what will you do for shelter, what temperature should you prepare for? When…

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