backcountry

Alpine Touring

Part 1: What is Alpine Touring?

If you’ve never tried it, then you’ve definitely heard people around the mountain talking about it. ‘AT’ skiing, or maybe ‘backcountry,’ ‘randonee,’ ‘skimo,’ or a host of other terms that are all attempting to describe specific offshoots of one broad category – alpine touring. So what exactly is it? And is it right for you? […] Read more…

Life Lessons I’ve Learned from the Mountains

My sense of direction has always led me one way: to the mountains. When I tell people about going into the backcountry they either understand, don’t, or perhaps they never will. Recently I returned to the mountains of my childhood, disappearing into the Tetons for six nights. The truth is I find I am most […] Read more…

Backcountry Huts – How to Escape from the Lift Line

Skiing takes us up into the mountains; it brings us into endless groves of evergreens and aspens, and gives us a chance to explore nature in a way that non-skiers will never understand. The resorts we frequent allow easy access to amazing terrain and landscapes, but can sometimes be a burden when mixing in traffic […] Read more…