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Alpine Singletrack – Sol Mountain

Alpine Singletrack on the Rise Story and Photos by Steve Shannon A hundred kilometers south of Revelstoke, British Columbia, tucked away in an alpine meadow in the Monashee Mountains, sits a growing alpine singletrack hotspot: Sol Mountain Lodge. Sol has operated as a ski touring lodge since 2005 but with the lodge accessible by car after the snow melts, owner, Aaron Cooperman, has been focused on slowly building a network of alpine singletrack for summer and fall mountain biking. This fall brings the total network to 20 kilometers of some of the sweetest trails around. Accessible from the lodge doorstep, hand-built singletrack weaves its way across alpine meadows and climbs through sub-alpine fir forest into the alpine environment, including the newest trail to Sol Lake that…

mountain soles gear repair

Outdoor Gear Repair – Repair, Renew, Reuse

REPAIR, RENEW, REUSE All in a day’s work at Mountain Soles In an era of disposable products where cheaper equals better to many consumers, there stands a testament to quality and longevity in a small shop in Portland, Oregon. Mountain Soles, a fixture in Northwest outdoor gear repair since 1979, has been quietly repairing, altering and renewing quality outdoor footwear,… Read More

rocker ski rack

Rocker Ski Racks

Skis have a way of cluttering your garage, hallway, closet or wherever it is you happen to store them, especially if you are like me and have multiple – make that too many – pairs. We all know what happens when you simply lean your skis against the nearest available wall space – if they don’t fall over right away, they… Read More

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rocker ski rack

Rocker Ski Racks

Skis have a way of cluttering your garage, hallway, closet or wherever it is you happen to store them, especially if you are like me and have multiple – make that too many – pairs. We all know what happens when you simply lean your skis against the nearest available wall space – if they don’t fall over right away, they… Read More

Free The Powder leather Ski gloves

Leather Ski Gloves

Free the Powder Short Cuff Glove $60 www.freethepowder.com I love leather ski gloves; some might even say I have a leather glove fetish. Kind of like socks, gloves are easy to collect and justify one more pair without really rattling the budget too much. Of course, gloves can be really expensive. I remember telling my mother about my first pair… Read More

Picky Bars - Energy Bars

Picky Bars – Energy Bar

My relationship with energy bars could be described as a love / hate situation. I eat ’em when I have to and appreciate their energy to weight ratio when in the backcountry. But after decades of outdoor adventure, I’ve eaten every bar on the market and I’m picky about what I’ll use. I’m also always on the search for a new… Read More

dynafit Radical ST binding

Dynafit Radical Binding Review

The proliferation of new tech bindings this past season is proof that the system has gained mainstream appeal. That’s right, the masses have finally figured out the advantages of the lightweight, tech-pivot for backcountry skiing; and the binding design has progressed far enough to appease much of the criticism non-users have weighed against it. Of course, all the new options are… Read More

  • Off-Piste Mag back 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

  • off-piste mag back issue 63

    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

  • off-piste mag back issue 62

    Off-Piste Magazine Issue 62 October 2014

    Download Now Off-Piste Magazine – the backcountry skier’s magazine – Issue 62, October 2014 includes 2015 backcountry ski reviews, historic patrol race, getting’ schooled, dream job avalanche forecaster and more