Skiing

Patagonia Powslayer Bibs
Simon Peterson
Patagonia’s PowSlayer bibs are everything you want in a ski pant: burly enough to handle a day of lift-serve pow-slaying, yet nimble enough to keep one comfortable in the backcountry. Read more >>
Review: Patagonia Descensionist Jacket
David Tucker
It’s easy to work up a sweat trudging around the mountains in fresh snow, and that’s why the breathability of Patagonia’s Read more >>
Spring skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Montana
David Tucker
Warmer-weather touring gear.  Read more >>
Review: Blackout Quick Connect
Drew Pogge
Snowmobiles can make accessing distant ski lines easier, but the logistics are never easy. Sleds get stuck, blow up, and are generally a giant pain in the ass—and that goes for strapping your skis to the machine as well. Read more >>
Ortovox Ascent 30
Drew Pogge
Addressing the two primary drawbacks of avalanche airbags—weight and cost—Ortovox has produced a winner in the Read more >>
Dryguy Force Dry Review
Melissa Doar
Whether warming up your gloves on a brisk winter morning, drying out your running shoes after a day on the trails, or just unthawing your ski boots, the gently heated forced air of the DryGuy Read more >>
Smith Code
David Tucker
For the last ten years, I’ve been using Smith goggles. And in that time, the company has introduced dozens of integrated products, meaning the fit of their helmets matches the fit of their goggles. Read more >>
Farm to Feet Big Cottonwood
David Tucker
You know you’re getting old when you want socks for Christmas. Read more >>
gear, ski goggles, Bozeman
Chris McCarthy
I’ve been extremely happy with my Native sunglasses, so I decided to try out their ski goggles. 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 >>
KneeBindings Carbon Review
Chris McCarthy
We take preventative measures for our health every day: we brush our teeth to prevent cavities; we exercise for ­our hearts; we wear our seatbelts in case of a car wreck. 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 >>
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 >>
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