Backcountry

Kari Traa Tikse Baselayer
Pico Alt
Merino wool is the best thing to happen to baselayers since thumb loops, and while loops are handy for avoiding bunched up sleeves and cold wrists, merino's next-to-skin comfort is a real game-changer. Leading the charge is the Norweigian brand Kari Traa. Read more >>
Spanish Peaks, Avalanche, Beehive Basin
Kala Jauquet
A close call in the Spanish Peaks.  Read more >>
Cooke City, Backcountry Skiing, Snowmobiling
Phil Knight
Winter fun in Cooke City and Silver Gate.  Read more >>
Woody Ridge, Cooke City, Backcountry Skiing
Traute Parrie
Shared joy in the face of risk.  Read more >>
Saddle Peak, Bridger Range, Bridger Bowl, Bozeman
Alex Marienthal
The lift-accessed sidecountry of Saddle Peak.  Read more >>
Backcountry Skiing, Big Sky, Yellow Mule Cabin
Jimmy Lewis
Finding clarity in the oft-obstructed views of the backcountry.  Read more >>
Review: Pieps Micro
Mike England
If you’re due—or overdue—to upgrade your transceiver, check out the PIEPS Micro, a compact, easy-t Read more >>
Bozeman, Montana, Backcountry Skiing
Drew Pogge
Change your perspective. “The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ―W.B. Yeats  Read more >>
The Blaze, Backcountry Skiing, Madison Range, Montana
Anthony Pavkovich
Early-season turns in the Madison Range.  Read more >>
Avalanche Education, Early-Season, Bozeman, Montana
Drew Pogge
Early-season avalanche safety.  Read more >>
FlyLow Rainbreaker Review
David Tucker
The packable shell: done right, there's no piece of gear more efficient. It should be lightweight, simple, and functional. Read more >>
Gallatin Range, Forest Planning, Devil's Backbone
Anthony Pavkovich
Across the Gallatin Range.  Read more >>
Spring Skiing, Backcountry Skiing, Montana
Drew Pogge
Anticipating warm-weather avalanche problems.  Read more >>
Mt. Ellis, Bozeman, Backcountry Skiing
Sam Haraldson
Full-value vertical off Mount Ellis.  Read more >>
Arbor, Bryan Iguchi, Bozeman, World Boards
Mike Harrelson
What comes down must go up.  Read more >>
Bell Lake, early winter, snowfall
Drew Pogge
Winter's standard-bearer.  Read more >>
Bozeman, Ski Bums, Backcountry, Bridger Bowl
the editors
Four fanatics who make skiing a top priority. First chair. Last call. Whiteout. Bluebird. Fall line. Front-side. Backcountry. Read more >>
Backcountry Yurt, Bell Lake, Montana
Drew Pogge
How to plan a hut trip.  Read more >>
Skin Track How-to, Backcountry Touring, Montana
Drew Pogge
Strategy in the skintrack.  Read more >>
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