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.... Read more
Nor’Easter report: Jay Powder Day
By Ian Ferguson My friend Levi and I both work at a ski area in the White Mountains, and earlier this week we contemplated our options for the upcoming storm. Should we ski inbounds at one of the resorts covered by our employee passes? Should we lap the local... Read more
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... Read more
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... Read more
Dawn Patrol: Tuckerman Ravine
Story and photos by Ian Ferguson Tom Chingas’ alarm went of at 3:30 this morning. At 4, we met at the scenic vista in Intervale, NH. Two hours later we arrived in the bowl of Tuckerman Ravine, the rising sun illuminating the left gully and a waterfall of snow... Read more