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Backcountry Riders Fight for their Rights

As the off-season ramps up, resorts and organizations are kicking future planning into high gear. On the heels of a strong winter, growth is the buzzword, with ski areas looking to expand and…

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Burgers and Beer (and Backcountry Skiing)

Last week fishing season  began which means two things for backcountry skiers: 1. Roads are plowed, opening up backcountry access to higher trailheads and 2. Remember to throw your fly rod in the…

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Spring Backcountry Report

Spring Fling: Is it really Here? With snow still accumulating nationwide, it’s hard to believe that spring began over a month ago. Across the country, late-season snowpack is deep—and in many places getting…

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Road Trip: California to Utah

Me: Hello Stranger. Stranger: Hello. Me: Does this road go to Powder Mountain, Utah? Stranger: Well I’ve been standing here all day and it hasn’t gone anywhere yet.

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Why is there a Snowboarder at the Ski Test?

“Hey Monica, Tyler said you were going to join us at the ski test. Here’s the info, hope you can make it.” – Drew Pogge, Backcountry Magazine editor. “Did Tyler mention that I’m…

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Celebrate Splitboarding: The Mt. Baker Splitfest

The 2011 Mt. Baker Splitfest isn’t just for snowboarders—skiers are invited too, but they must be accompanied by a splitter! The March 25-27 festival brings together splitboarders to celebrate Mt. Baker’s backcountry and…

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