Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

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Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

What is a Backcountry Hut Trip?

AIARE 1 Hut Trips  Our one-of-a-kind AIARE 1 Backcountry Hut Trips provide you with 3 days of luxury at a warm alpine hut. And, with skiing right out

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Mike Coyle skis the backcountry in Scarpa Maestrale XT boots.
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Scarpa Maestrale XT Review

I’ve owned nearly every iteration of the Scarpa Maestrale ski boot. I started skiing on the original Maestrale about 10 years ago. The way I

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CMS guide Jason Maurer looks at the RMNP conditions in the Dream Chutes zone.
Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Reports From the Field: 1/10/18

Rocky Mountain National Park Conditions CMS Avalanche Course Leader and Guide Thomas White reports the field conditions from 1/09/2018 – 1/10/2018. The storm that moved

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Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Berthoud Pass Field Report: 1/3/2018

Christmas week brought a series of nice gifts for backcountry travellers. Storms on the 21st, 23rd and Christmas day provided 30-36 inches of holiday wrapping.

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Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

RMNP Field Report: 12/23/17

One of the student questions that comes up regularly in AIARE-1 courses is whether it’s safe to go into the backcountry on days when the

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Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

Field Report (November 22, 2017)

It’s important to know the history of the layered mountain snowpack if we want to understand the avalanche problems that threaten us and recognize the

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Backcountry Skiing & Splitboarding

“Tech” Tips: Dynafit Tech Bindings

In 1984 Fritz Barthell patented the original frameless (tech) binding.  In the early 90’s Dynafit launched the Tourlite boot/binding combo revolutionizing the ski mountaineering industry

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