Backcountry

Ski-touring Yellowstone, Cross-country Skiing Yellowstone
Orville Bach
A Yellowstone ski tour. Read more >>
FlyLow IQ Pant Review
Tucker, David
Come winter, I wear my ski pants more than any other item of clothing. That means they need to be durable, they need to be comfortable, and they need to be functional. Read more >>
Osprey Kamber 22
Logelin, Michael
If you’re looking for a good Ridge-hiking pack that can also handle hitting the sidecountry, look no further than the Kamber 22 Read more >>
Stone Glacier Avail 2200 Pack
England, Mike
These days, versatility is the name of the outdoor-gear game, and Bozeman-based Stone Glacier has nailed it with their new pack, the Avail 2200 Read more >>
Stio Environ Bib
Pogge, Drew
I have a heck of a time with ski pants. Since I put a lot of days in, durability is a huge factor, but since I ski primarily in the backcountry, so are weight, venting, and range of motion. Last year, I went through three pairs (two succumbed to ripped crotches and one to a gash in the thigh). Read more >>
Bozeman Splitboarding, Spark R&D, Splitboard training
Valentin, Celine
Aerobic training for splitboarders. Read more >>
Beartooth Backcountry Skiing
Babcock, Adam
Almost climbing Granite Peak. Read more >>
Bell Lake Yurt Haute Route, Tobacco Roots Skiing
Peterson, Simon
A yurt-opian Tobacco Root traverse. Read more >>
Patagonia Powslayer Bibs, Montana Backcountry Skiing
McCarthy, Chris
When you spend a lot of time outdoors in the elements, protection is key, but functionality is equally important. With that in mind, I went looking for a workhorse ski pant and landed on the PowSlayer Bibs from Patagonia. Read more >>
Ryan Krueger
The forest, once too thick to ski through, had thinned and opened itself up, granting us the opportunity to explore its altered terrain. Read more >>
Winter Activities
Estela Villaseñor
Winter traditions among friends.  Read more >>
G3 Alpinist
Tucker, David
Nothing ruins a day in the backcountry like iffy skins. It can’t be “all about the uphill” if snow is piling up between your skis and your skins, your skins won’t stay attached to your tails, and you’re losing traction after an hour. Read more >>
Scarpa Freedom RS
Peterson, Simon
These boots are made for skiing, and that’s what I plan on doing in ‘em. Read more >>
Backcountry Skiing, Coyote, Montana
Pogge, Drew
When a coyote comes calling.He appeared to me near the river, alone in the cold, and stood watching as I skied closer. Mangy-looking thing, I thought. Read more >>
Patagonia SnowDrifter
Doar, Melissa
Finding the right pack for a tour into the Montana backcountry can be frustrating—until now. The Patagonia SnowDrifter20L makes a great sidekick for short excursions. This ultralight, water-repellent pack has a durable Cordura exterior. Read more >>
G3 Ion LT 12
Pogge, Drew
I'm a big fan of KISS (the acronym, not the band.) Keep It Simple, Stupid. And that's exactly what G3's latest tech binding, the ION LT 12, does. Read more >>
Elephanthead Mountain, Montana Ski Touring
Turiano, Thomas
Winter on Elephanthead. Read more >>
Beehive Basin, Backcountry skiing Montana
Derek Lennon
Exploring Beehive Basin. Read more >>
Bridger Mountains Avalanche, Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center
Marienthal, Alex
Snow, weather, and terrain. Read more >>
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