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Backcountry Magazine isn’t about defining boundaries, it’s about blowing them wide open. More people than ever are redefining their ideas of skiing and snowboarding, and Backcountry is their tool; a conduit and catalyst of the backcountry revolution. Each issue of Backcountry is packed with high-definition photography and stories, trusted avalanche safety skills and reliable, unbiased gear reviews. From freeskiing to touring, exotic destinations to backyard zones, the history of skiing to the cutting edge, we cover it all. In Backcountry, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Join us and imagine your Untracked Experience.
Backcountry Magazine’s 2020 Gear Guide is brimming with more than 200 reviews of skis, splitboards, boots, bindings and must-have accessories that take touring and downhill performance to the next level. This year’s Gear Guide tells a story of midfat prowess, with middle-width skis that offer versatility and rise to the quiver-killing challenge. Also reviewed from the slopes of Powder Mountain, Utah: splitboards with niche proclivities, sturdy tech bindings and do-it-all boots. It’s all here, reviewed with in-depth detail—because while line choices might be hard, deciding on gear shouldn’t be.