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Mountain Approach Skis for Backcountry Snowboarding

There's more than one way to pursue backcountry snowboarding. Splitboard options have evolved nicely the past few years with a variety of new binding choices and numerous board options. Or, if you are on a budget, you can go the snowshoe route for the occasional backcountry foray. And now, Mountain Approach - a relatively new player in the backcountry snowboard scene, has an innovative approach ski solution for backcountry snowboarding. The idea behind Mountain Approach skis is that they allow you to take your favorite board into the backcountry and have the uphill travel ease of a skier. So if you are dedicated to your freestyle twin board, you can still ride it in the backcountry. The system centers around a folding approach ski. The skis measure…

Black Diamond Neve Pro Boot Crampons

Crampons

The lackluster winter here on the West Coast has many of us pursuing ski mountaineering adventures where climbing skins can only get you so far. Here’s some beta on a couple solutions for alpine endeavors: ski crampons for telemark and AT gear and boot crampons for when it’s time to carry your skis. Ski Crampons Ski crampons are an underrated tool… Read More

one wasatch

Mountain Accord – One Wasatch Debate

Mountain Accord Seeks to Solve One Wasatch Debate No one disputes that the Wasatch Mountains are a valuable resource, but the future of how to protect, preserve and best utilize the resources the Wasatch have to offer is the center of much debate.  Mountain Accord, a public process bringing together more than 20 organizations and nearly 200 stakeholders, is the… Read More

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mtnapproach

Mountain Approach Skis for Backcountry Snowboarding

There’s more than one way to pursue backcountry snowboarding. Splitboard options have evolved nicely the past few years with a variety of new binding choices and numerous board options. Or, if you are on a budget, you can go the snowshoe route for the occasional backcountry foray. And now, Mountain Approach – a relatively new player in the backcountry snowboard… Read More

Black Diamond Neve Pro Boot Crampons

Crampons

The lackluster winter here on the West Coast has many of us pursuing ski mountaineering adventures where climbing skins can only get you so far. Here’s some beta on a couple solutions for alpine endeavors: ski crampons for telemark and AT gear and boot crampons for when it’s time to carry your skis. Ski Crampons Ski crampons are an underrated tool… Read More

2015 ski reviews off-piste mag

Full 2015 Ski Reviews

It’s the time of year when ski deals can be had at your local shop and online. So, to help in your quest for the right quiver of one or quiver builder set of boards, we offer our full 2015 ski reviews for your consumption. Backcountry skis are lighter and more versatile than ever. A combination of rocker profile, tip… Read More

G3 ION binding review

G3 ION Binding Review

Although we skied the new G3 ION binding a little last spring and liked it, it wasn’t until this January that I’ve been able to mount and ski a pair for long-term use. The ION represents a full redesign of G3’s first tech binding, the Onyx, and it’s proving to perform well. Upon first glance, the G3 ION binding shares some… Read More

  • Off-Piste Magazine

    Issue 61 March 2014

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, Repair-Renew-Recycle, Zed Final, Hillmap, Rogers Pass 411

  • Issue 60

    Issue 60 January 2014

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, Wallowa History, Touring Jackets, Zed III, Daily Debrief, Origins of Telemark

  • Off-Piste Magazine

    Issue 59 December 2013

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, Issue 59 December 2013, ski pack reviews, ski cutting, Zed part II, Breathe

  • op58

    Off-Piste Mag Issue 58 October 2013

    Off-Piste the backcountry skier's magazine, 2014  Ski Reviews, Dirtbaggin, Kim Havell, GOSG, Zed part I

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