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Welcome to the home of the backcountry skiing blog from Off-Piste Magazine. Here we post backcountry ski gear reviews, feature stories and avalanche safety advice, plus ski news, events and more.

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Ogso Couturier Ski – Tip Rise Meets Camber and Control

Tip Rise Meets Camber and Control If you’re not familiar with Ogso skis, it’s time to get acquainted. Based in Chamonix, France, Ogso Mountain Essentials is a rising new ski brand that makes a range of very fun and versatile touring skis – read more about Ogso and our review of the Ogso Schwarztor ski, which we awarded a qiver-of-one label…. Read More

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Backcountry Skier Personalities – The Gearhead

Backcountry Skier Personalities Backcountry skiers can be a curious bunch. We come in a variety of flavors and there are several easy stereotypes to poke fun at. Of course, we all hold traits from a mix of stereotypes, but in the spirit of making fun of ourselves, we broke backcountry skier personalities into six classic stereotypes – Gearhead, Jaded Local, Luddite,… Read More

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Follow the Forecast

Wow, Folllow the Forecast has some great deep snow footage. These guys really get the goods. Big Lines. Pillow lines. Deep Lines. Sit back and enjoy. Follow the Forecast

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Leather Ski Gloves

Leather Ski Gloves Put your skins on. Take your skins off. Buckle your boots. Loosen your boots. Fuss with your bindings. Open your pack. Eat a snack. Take a photo. A typical day in the backcountry asks a lot of our gloved hands – far more than a day at the resort. Good gloves for backcountry skiing need to be… Read More

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Skier Gifts

Skier Gifts Holiday gift ideas for the skiers on your Christmas list We’ve put together a few of our favorite gifts for skiers to help seed your holiday shopping with fresh ideas – all for under $100. Thermos $20-40 Ok, we’re supposed to call it a vacuum bottle, but we call it a thermos anyway. Bottomline, skiing without a thermos… Read More

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GORE SHAKEDRY

GORE SHAKEDRY™ – 7Mesh Oro Jacket

GORE SHAKEDRY GORE set the standard to which waterproof, breathable outerwear is measured, and their latest innovation, GORE SHAKEDRY™, takes everything GORE-TEX is known for to a higher level of performance – waterproofness, breathability and lightweight construction. SHAKEDRY’s distinct design uses a 100% GORE-TEX membrane as the face fabric and a 100% polyamide fabric as a backer. What does that… Read More

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Avalanche Rescue Probe Technique

Avalanche Rescue Probe Technique Aside from trying to understand the hazard and avoiding avalanches, most backcountry skiers focus their snow safety efforts on efficient transceiver use. Proficency with your beacon is definitely important. However given a burial, shoveling and probing can easily be the most time consuming piece of an avalanche rescue. Backcountry Access (BCA) offers a number of educational… Read More

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Outdoor Research Helium Jacket – Ultralight, Packable Rain Jacket

Outdoor Research Helium Jacket – Ultralight, Packable Rain Jacket   The wet weather has arrived. It’s not quite ski season, so full-on GORE-TEX ski wear is not really necessary. But if you want to head for the hills during shoulder season, you need some sort of waterproof jacket. The Outdoor Research Helium jacket sets a high standard for ultralight rain… Read More

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Salomon Freeski Collective Ski Movie Trailer

Salomon TV Freeski Collective 2020 Movie Trailer Each day is one day closer to getting on snow and skiing . . . Get ready to make the most of it when it gets here. Salomon TV has some motivation for you with their fall/winter 2020 Freeski Collective Movie Trailer    

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Huck Yeah – Ski Movie Trailer

Huck Yeah Ski Movie Trailer The 2020 Matchstick Production Ski Movie Trailer Huck Yeah.The shot on location list reads like a skier’s bucket list: Jackson Hole, WY, Whitewater, BC, Whistler, BC, Alaska, Rusutsu, Japan, Idaho, Mt Baker, WA, Verbier, Donner Pass, CA, Mt Cain, BC, Troll Mountain  

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Made In Voyage – Ski Film Trailer

Made In Voyage – Ski Film Trailer The jet stream is lining up for its winter pattern. The weather forecasts call for a moderate La Nińa. And the ski film trailers are popping up weekly. Winter must be on its way . . . Check out this fun ski movie trailer to hep fuel the winter roadtrip stoke: Made In… Read More

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