backcountry ski equipment

The Best Ski Goggles

If you’re planning on hitting the slopes this winter, investing in a good pair of ski goggles is a definite must. Ski goggles are much more than a fashion statement; goggles protect your eyes from damaging UV light, shade your eyes from the sun’s intense reflection off the snow, and keep your eyes safe from branches, twigs, and ice chunks […]

Swix Road Trip Convertible Ski Bag

Swix Road Trip Convertible Single Ski Bag—protect your planks from clumsy baggage handlers As someone who is frequently hauling my skis between two places (the Cascades and the Rockies mostly), finding a good ski bag that will protect my skis and accommodate my other gear is of utmost importance. For skiers and die-hard powder lovers, packing up your skis and […]

Transpack Junior Boot and Ski Bag

Transpack Alpine Junior Combo Ski and Boot Bag—a great boot/ski bag combo for the youngster skiing jet-setter Growing up ski racing, I was often packing up my skis, boots, helmet and other gear. I inevitable would always seem to leave something behind, and usually carried around extras of goggles and mittens just in case. Had I had this great ski/boot […]

Black Diamond Covert Avalung Pack

Black Diamond Covert Avalung Pack—a must-have for backcountry skiers (it may just save your life) For those of you who have ever skied the backcountry, you know that those fresh tracks can sometimes come at a price. With no ski resort crew blasting avalanche prone spots and lots of fresh, un-skied snow, avalanches can be a huge danger to those […]

Black Diamond Ascension Custom STS Climbing Skins

Black Diamond Ascension STS Skins—The sure to grip skins for backcountry and telemark skiers The dreaded hike. You get off the chair and you realize you got a good mile to the top of the mountain. But, the bowl you’ll be dropping into (and all of that untracked powder) is well worth the effort of climbing your way up that […]