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Two plankers unite! With one of the richest ski cultures outside of Europe, and snow on mountains that stretches for lifetimes, you’ll find great goodness here.

Though it may be July, and hot as hell, many of us are still dreaming about the next occasion to slide on snow. For the motivated, ski mountaineering season is in fact just shutting down, which makes it a good time to cool off by dreaming about next year’s gear. Here’s what G3’s got in store…

A dude-turned-dad reflects upon his unexpected urban existence in the Emerald City and finds a silver lining around the crowd. These days I lead two lives. there’s the one in my head that still backpacks and bikes to far-off places, skis four days a week and only uses the latest technical equipment and clothing. Then there’s the real one,…

When you work at a desk most of the week, it’s important to have as much steez as you can when you step out onto the mountain. But there’s a delicate balance between style and function. Looking good in the lift line is a priority (right?), but I’m one of those demanding types who wants…

Skiing through the ambience of a forest draped in fog can be exquisite, until you realize that the fog only exists behind your goggle lens. The new Julbo Aerospace goggles are designed to keep your reality in check. Recipient of the 2015 Gear of the Show awards at the SnowSports Industries America and Outdoor Retailer…

“What is the Dynafit Beast 16 for?” That’s, more often than not, what I hear when this binding comes up in conversation amongst ski-tourers and alpinists. I’m here to tell you that this is much more of a paradigm problem than it is an issue with the actual binding. The Beast is Dynafit’s attempt at a…

With rubber boots, berber tunes and an a-okay from allah, one giddy moroccan makes tracks in the atlas range.  This man with the enthusiasm of a Border collie herds us in as we hike down into the outskirts of Tacheddirt

For those who love winter in the high mountains, loss of snow, increased probability of avalanches and melting glaciers are all fearsome outcomes of climate change.Until Porter Fox’s book, Deep: The Story of Skiing and the Future of Snow, however, few had tried to document the relationship between skiers and the emerging fate of their…

Vertfest is returning to Alpental on February 14 and 15, 2015 and, once again, our sister title Coast Mountain Culture is a proud sponsor.  As the second stop on what has become a four stage Vertfest Tour including stops at Mt Bachelor, OR, Snow King, WY, and Brighton, UT, the 8th annual Vertfest at Alpental is brought…

I’m not sure what I did to deserve it. But like Tom Petty sings, even the losers get lucky sometimes. Ski days like this are reserved for the writers, shooters and stars. Not sales guys and truck drivers. The last-minute media invite to sample a day and two nights at Canadian Mountain Holiday’s Revelstoke operation…

Two weeks ago, following what was already a dry early season in British Columbia, a tropical storm made its way inland from the Coast and released a deluge upon the southern part of the province for five days. In strictly technical terms, we call these storms “pineapple express’.” Rarely do they last this long, and…

Through the windows of the Aiguille du Midi cable car some of the most technical and high-consequence ski terrain in the world can be observed—for only the price of a ticket—but stepping through the door to put yourself at the top of one of those lines requires much more. In the this film by Bjarne…

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but what happens in Nelson Kootenay Lake you’ll want to share with your friends and family. Skiing pillowy, deep powder where you carve fresh lines with each turn is something you’ll want to talk about. And even better, in the Nelson Kootenay Lake area there are five operators…