Backcountry

Welcome to Newfoundland

By Olivier Dion and Thomas Thiery. Follow them at estski.ca (Translated from the French) In the imagination of many backcountry skiers, Newfoundland’s West Coast remains a mythical place. Many know there is as much skiable terrain as in Gaspésie and the snow is abundant, but few have skied there. Newfoundland…

Unlocking the White Room

New Hampshire backcountry skiers are following Vermont’s lead and building more glades in hopes of more powder days like the one in the above photo, taken last December in Vermont. Photo by Brooks Curran. By Ian Ferguson New Hampshire has more skiable terrain above treeline than any other state east…

The Transition Beer

What beer do backcountry skiers crave at the top of the skintrack? It’s an important question for science. We chased down more than 4,000 backcountry skiers in the alpine, the deep woods, the slackcountry and secret stashes across the Northeast to find answers. Actually, we just asked a Facebook group….

Mount Washington Avalanche Center has a new website

MWAC’s new site simplifies backcountry preparation in the Whites If you are a backcountry skier, snowboarder, snowshoer or climber, you should always check the avalanche report before heading into avalanche terrain. The Presidentials have a variety of aspects and complex features above treeline, and with constantly changing weather, keeping the…