Archive | December, 2010

Monashee Powder Skiing Helmet Cam Action

Monashee Powder Skiing Helmet Cam Action

We had a avariety of helmet cams rolling while up at Sol Mountain Lodge. Here is some footage that Jeff Ward, IFMGA guide and North Cascades Mountain Guides partner, shot with his Tachyon helment cam. More to come from VIO and GoPro.

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The Monashees Deliver

La Nina may not be famous for delivering the early season goods to Interior British Columbia’s prime powder playgrounds, but the Southern Monashees did not dissapoint last week. I have been up to Sol Mountain Lodge a handful of times in mid and late December, and once again, their snowpack proved to be in prime shape for skiing. What a… Read More

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BD recalls 2010 Avalung packs

Black Diamond Equipment is making a voluntarily announced recall of a limited portion of Fall 2010 Black Diamond AvaLung Packs because of a possibility that the intake tubing may crack under cold temperatures. For more information regarding the AvaLung recall from Black Diamond Equipment, please go to: www.blackdiamondequipment.com/AvaLungRecall For help identifying the potentially affected packs, for return instructions or questions… Read More

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Marker Tour F12 Alpine Touring Binding

Marker Tour 12

The Marker Duke alpine touring binding made waves in the market a couple years ago offering stout alpine-like lock down in a touring binding. A lot of resort and sidecountry skiers adopted the Duke, for good reason; they are solid binders. Dedicated touring aficionados, however, shook their heads saying, why tour with a five-pound binding? Well, Marker has addressed the… Read More

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off-piste mag swag

Backcountry Skier Christmas List

We are in the midst of a serious pineapple express here in the Northwest. Skiing has gone form great to downright soggy in the past 36 hours.  It’s a good time to do some housekeeping chores around the office. First off, we get many inquires about buying a subscription or swag with a credit card rather than Paypal. Our online… Read More

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December Issue is here

December Issue is here

The December issue is out!  There is still time to subscribe and have an issue mailed out. The issue, our 47th, includes and interview with ski mountaineer Chris Davenport, a look at La Nina snowpack statistics, select AT boots, avalanche tales, and more. Current season issues are available by subscription and in retail stores. PDF downloads are only available for… Read More

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Backcountry Access Alp 40 Ski Pack

Backcountry Access Alp 40

The Backcountry Access Alp 40 ski pack has been around for several years and has received high marks from us for its simple, skier-centric design. The traditional top-loading pack is well sized and simply organized for full-day backcountry touring. The shovel compartment, probe storage and general clean design make it an efficient and utilitarian ski pack. When BCA announced they… Read More

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