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A Skier’s Journey – ski film launch

A Skier's Journey - the final episodes [caption id="attachment_6615" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] A Skier's Journey - Jordan Manley[/caption] Anyone who has travelled to remote locales to ski appreciates that the resulting experience is much broader than just the skiing. It's about the adventure – the people, the travel, the tent time, the culture and the all the small pieces that make the skiing possible. In 2010, artful adventure photog, Jordan Manley, and intrepid skiers Forrest Coots and Chad Sayers launched a ski film series, A Skier's Journey, focused on the adventure and human experience of big-mountain skiing that followed the team from Kashmir, to Dubai, to Argentina and Iceland. In 2014, before embarking on the final season of A Skier’s Journey, Manley crashed while mountain biking. The crash was nothing spectacular,…

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ski film - a skier's journey

A Skier’s Journey – ski film launch

A Skier’s Journey – the final episodes Anyone who has travelled to remote locales to ski appreciates that the resulting experience is much broader than just the skiing. It’s about the adventure – the people, the travel, the tent time, the culture and the all the small pieces that make the skiing possible. In 2010, artful adventure photog, Jordan Manley, and intrepid skiers… Read More

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Winter Snow Forecast – ENSO, PDO and Optimism

Winter Snow Forecast 2016-17 Skiers and weather forecasters talk a lot about El Niño and La Niña when gazing into their crystal balls in search of the winter snow forecast. And for good reason, El Niño (warm Equatorial Pacific sea surface temperatures) and La Niña (cool Equatorial Pacific sea surface temperatures), or ENSO as the collective phenomena is known, can… Read More

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2017 Backcountry Skis – Beta part III

2017 Backcountry Skis Finally, a third installment previewing 2017 backcountry skis! The weather patterns shifted this week to yield a glimpse of fall. There’s nothing quite like the first dust of snow in the mountains to turn your thoughts toward ski season. The big picture for 2017 backcountry skis is lighter weights, modest widths and impressive performance through a range of conditions. Basically, skis… Read More

Arc'teryx Procline AT Boots

Arc’teryx Procline Ski Boot Review

Arcteryx Procline Ski Boot Review Joshua Cole – Guide and Owner, North Cascades Mountain Guides – AMGA Ski Guide Notwithstanding the ski industry’s “quiver of one” marketing hype, most diehard skiers sport a quiver of skis – the rock skis, the powder skis, the spring skimo skis and probably a pair of straight skis you’re keeping for posterity. The new Arc’teryx Procline ski… Read More

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Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Beer Growlers – Miir, Hydroflask

Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Beer Growlers The ever-evolving world of water bottles is heavily weighted toward metal, vacuum insulated bottles these days. The new breed of stainless water bottles are durable, free of chemicals and they keep cold liquids colder and hot liquids hotter than any of the basic single-wall designs we’ve all been using for years. The price is… Read More

Outdoor Research Elevator Pack

Outdoor Research Elevator Pack

Outdoor Research Elevator Pack – A Technical Daypack for Mountain Scrambling For me, summer is a time to travel light in the mountains, a time to enjoy the simplicity of the warm weather and summit views. There is something very freeing about hiking and scrambling without the burden of skis or technical climbing gear. I’ve been on the search for… Read More

Avalanche Safety

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Spring Avalanche Hazard

As winter transitions to spring, changes in the snowpack can take place at an alarming rate, catching even the most experienced skiers off guard. Spring avalanche hazard is every bit as important as winter. By the time March rolls around, the sun is significantly higher in the sky than it has been all winter. This increased sun angle can add… Read More

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Knowing When to Dig – going beyond avalanche safety basics

I like to start a day of touring with an innocent sounding question; “Anyone know what the hazard is rated today?” This question is a very effective way to begin a conversation with your touring partners about the current avalanche conditions. I like to follow it up with something like; “Considerable, eh? What’s our main concern?” Now, with a discussion… Read More

Movies

ski film - a skier's journey

A Skier’s Journey – ski film launch

A Skier’s Journey – the final episodes Anyone who has travelled to remote locales to ski appreciates that the resulting experience is much broader than just the skiing. It’s about the adventure – the people, the travel, the tent time, the culture and the all the small pieces that make the skiing possible. In 2010, artful adventure photog, Jordan Manley, and intrepid skiers… Read More

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Who Needs Snow – Candide Thovex Edit – Tuesday Time Waster

Tuesday Time Waster – Candide Thovex Edit The weather seems to have turned toward fall as the calendar turned to September this year. The Northwest mountains have only seen a trace of snow but the cool temps and grey skies help fuel thoughts of the winter ahead. But who needs snow to ski. Apparently, Candide Thovex doesn’t. This clip is… Read More

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Darkside Calling – Telemark vs AT

Darkside Calling – Telemark vs. Alpine Touring by Paul Butler Right before the end of the year, I went out skiing. After a week of torrential and monumentally depressing rain turned Christmas into Slushmas, cold from the east brought December back to the way it should be in these parts. Two friends and I began making our way up “the… Read More

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Avalanche Accident – A Perfect Storm

A Perfect Storm – Reflecting on an Avalanche Accident by Larry Goldie and David Waag Never have I fought so 
hard to suppress the 
overwhelming urge to panic. Before I realized what I was doing, I 
heard my own muffled screaming. I told 
myself to calm down. Again, I realized I was
 screaming. A few deep breaths later, I gained… Read More

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    Off-Piste Mag Issue 66 – Winter 2016

    Subscribe to get Off-Piste Mag Issue 66 Off-Piste – the backcountry skier’s magazine – Issue 66, Winter 2015/16 Issue 66 includes 2016 backcountry ski reviews Download Issue 66 in a digital page turner format

  • Off-Piste Magazine issue 65 March 2015

    Off-Piste Magazine Issue 65, March 2015

    Download Off-Piste Issue 65 Off-Piste – the backcountry skier’s magazine – Issue 65, March 2015 Issue 65 includes Dream Job – Pro Skier Molly Baker; Guide’s Corner – Turning Around; Trouble at Tuckerman’s and more

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    Off-Piste Magazine Issue 64, January 2015

    Download Off-Piste Issue 64 Off-Piste – the backcountry skier’s magazine – Issue 64, January 2015 Issue 64 includes avalanche beacon reviews; dream job – ski photographer and more

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    Off-Piste Magazine Issue 63 December 2014

    Download Off-Piste Issue 63 Off-Piste – the backcountry skier’s magazine – Issue 63, December 2014 Issue 63 includes avalanche airbag pack reviews; guide’s corner – morning meeting; dream job – ski guide and more

The Backcountry Skier’s Magazine

Off-Piste Magazine - the backcountry skier's magazine and website. Backcountry ski gear reviews, avalanche safety, feature stories, mountain culture, ski films and more! Check out our back issue archives and backcountry resources ranging from ski and gear reviews to avalanche safety and backcountry huts and lodges directory.