Skiing

Review: Smith Quantum
David Tucker
Two seasons ago, when skiing through some trees, I cracked my helmet colliding with an overhanging branch. I wasn’t going that fast, and its flimsiness was disconcerting. Read more >>
Cross-Country Touring, Backcounty Skiing, Bozeman, Montana
Mike England
Kick, glide, and drop a knee with this burly backcountry setup.  Read more >>
 Black Diamond Traverse
Mike England
They had a good run, those old Life-Link backcountry poles I picked up from the Huffine shop back in 2001. Read more >>
BCA T3 Avalanche Rescue Package Review
David Tucker
Combo packages have pros and cons. Buying everything at once is convenient and mindless, plus manufacturers usually discount product slightly if you making a bigger purchase. But avalanche safety gear isn't necessarily where you want to skimp, and your process should be anything but mindless. Read more >>
Smith I/O Goggle Women's
Mio Alt
ChromaPop, meet the I/O. Read more >>
Salomon Qst Pro 120
Chris McCarthy
As much as I picture myself a hardcore skier—the kind that searches for powder stashes well beyond ski-area boundaries—I know that I’m not there yet. I can handle myself in most situations, but when it comes to going out of bounds, I always let excuses stop me. Read more >>
Mike England
An all-around nordic powerhouse. Read more >>
Ortovox 3+ Transceiver
Pogge, Drew
Digital three-antenna beacons with marking functions are the baseline standard in transceiver tech—and the Read more >>
Line Sick Day 102 Review, Line Skis
David Tucker
From chutes to groomers, this ski does it all. 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 >>
Madshus Glitterhind BC Review
Chris McCarthy
I was in search of a backcountry ski package that would be as effective on groomers and packed snow as it would be cutting trail through fresh powder. Read more >>
K2 Cinch Tryst Binding Review
Howlett, Destynie
After renting equipment last winter, I was determined to spring for a full setup for the upcoming season. Read more >>
Montana Backcountry Skiing, Ski Touring Montana
Tucker, David
Gear for the backcountry. 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 >>
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 >>
Smith I/O
Tucker, David
Seven winters ago, I bought a pair of Smith goggles because they had a slight scratch on the lens and were therefore discounted. Read more >>
Review: Pieps Micro
Mike England
If you’re due—or overdue—to upgrade your transceiver, check out the PIEPS Micro, a compact, easy-t Read more >>
Review: MSR Dynalock Explore
David Tucker
MSR has branched out into the pole market and their Dynalock Explore model is a burly three-piece number with winte Read more >>
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