Avalanches, Part 1: The Basics
Learn the basics of avalanches, including potential hazards, types of avalanches and contributing factors. Part 1 of a 4-part series.
Avalanches, Part 2: Snow Tests
Learn how to test snow stability in the backcountry. This article covers snow pits, the Rutschblock test and Extended Column Test (ECT).
Avalanches, Part 3: Reducing Risk
Find out how to reduce your risk in avalanche terrain. This article covers warning signs, route selection, human elements and safety gear.
Backcountry Travel in Winter
Learn the different ways to travel in the backcountry in winter, including telemark and randonee skiing, snowshoeing and splitboarding.
Beginner's Guide to Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
Thinking about trying backcountry skiing and snowboarding? Learn what gear and training is required before you can head out.
How to Choose, Trim and Attach Splitboard Climbing Skins
Learn how to choose climbing skins for your splitboard and trim them to fit. Includes videos.
How to Train for Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding
Get training tips and exercises to help you prepare for a backcountry ski or snowboard tour.
Off-Piste Skiing Techniques
Become more confident with skiing off-piste terrain by learning three key skiing techniques: blocking pole plants, hop turns and kick turns.
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