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Powderwhore Ski Movie – Some Thing Else

Powderwhore Productions celebrates 10 years of backcountry ski movies with the launch of their latest film trailer, Some Thing Else. From the looks of it team Powderwhore found plenty of snow last season. Enjoy a little powder ski stoke while you can still hop on your bike for a warm weather spin . . . and check out the tour schedule for a screening near you this fall.    

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Avalanche Airbag Packs – What’s New

When avalanche airbag packs first began hitting the North American market, they were expensive, heavy and somewhat awkward in design compared to non-airbag packs. Airbag pack design, however, has evolved quickly the past couple of seasons and, though they are still spendy compared to a traditional ski pack, fit, design and pack options have come a long way. As evidenced… Read More

Tuesday Timewaster: Spring Skiing the Cascades

Here’s a little Tuesday time waster ski movie for ya. Check out this crew enjoying spring skiing in the Cascades . . . Makin’ Bacon – Ski Traverse from Blum to Bacon Peak from Jason Hummel on Vimeo.

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Avalanche Airbag Packs – What’s New

When avalanche airbag packs first began hitting the North American market, they were expensive, heavy and somewhat awkward in design compared to non-airbag packs. Airbag pack design, however, has evolved quickly the past couple of seasons and, though they are still spendy compared to a traditional ski pack, fit, design and pack options have come a long way. As evidenced… Read More

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Gear Review: Smith Vantage Helmet

I’ve been slow to adopt helmet use for backcountry skiing. As I’m fond of saying to those who question my lack of helmet (namely, my family), “My head’s not a vital organ, so why worry.” Joking aside, I certainly understand the value of wearing a helmet. I don’t get on my bike without one, and I’ve been known to wear… Read More

La Sportiva Spectre Boot Review

Gear Review: Sportiva Spectre AT Boots

Finding the right backcountry ski boot has a lot to do with good fit, but it’s also important to find the right combination of uphill functionality and downhill performance. La Sportiva nailed both in the Spectre alpine touring boot. The Spectre AT boot offers great walkability with the flick of a lever and excellent downhill performance without being uber stiff…. Read More

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Ski Testing – 2015 Backcountry Ski Reviews

Ski testing season is here at Off-Piste Mag. And though no one seems to respect how much work it really is to test backcountry skis, boots and bindings, we’ve been hard at “work” checking out 2015 gear. Mount Hood has served up a classic mix of spring powder, bluebird days and everything in between. There’s nothing quite like six inches of… Read More