Backcountry Skiing

State of the Backcountry 2014: XIV | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

April 18th, 2014 by
There's no place like home.

And then it snowed. After 20+ days of high pressure, bluebird conditions in the Chugach, something was bound to give. At the end of our previous week the writing was … Read More

State of the Backcountry 2014: XIII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

April 6th, 2014 by
"Dan O's" is always one of my favorite places to leave a few tracks. Photo: Wes-Slay Stomp-Son

It was another banner week for PNH Tour Camp. While everyone’s fired up that it’s finally snowing in the zone after almost three straight weeks of a proper Rex Block, … Read More

State of the Backcountry 2014: XII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

March 29th, 2014 by
Brian enjoys a picturesque run down the West Face of "Sluffhead".

  With high pressure in place, Tour Camp continued to fire this past week in the Chugach. Under sunny skies with workable stability, fantastic skiing was found on almost every … Read More

State of the Backcountry 2014: XI | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

March 23rd, 2014 by
There's no shortage of eye candy in the Chugach, especially an area like "Snaggle" as seen from the Tour Camp LZ.

It’s the beginning of spring and the 2014 Alaskan ski season is firing on all cylinders. In Cordova, the Points North Heli-Adventures Tour Camp is off and running having weathered … Read More

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: X | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

March 7th, 2014 by
One of my favorite turns from the last week of powder skiing in the Tahoe backcountry.

Since the last State of the Backcountry report, we’ve said goodbye to the quasi-spring cycle that had been in place, and welcomed a series of moist storms that’s left anywhere … Read More

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: IX | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

February 25th, 2014 by
Jillian Raymond enjoys the morning light on her ascent...

Since the first “State of the Backcountry” reports started back in the 2009-2010’ ski season, the general tone has stayed consistent. This isn’t a place to complain about what’s not … Read More

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: VIII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

February 17th, 2014 by
Jeff Dostie and Barrett Young greet the first light of day on the West Shore.

Funky. With everything from rain above 9k feet, to Sunday’s bluebird powder day, funky is an accurate way to describe the range of backcountry skiing conditions found in the greater … Read More

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: VII | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

February 6th, 2014 by
Another pristine lap for Derrick Scott on Rubicon.

Live in the now, be present, and focus on the fact that February has been nothing but powder days in the Tahoe backcountry. We’re all well aware of the continuing … Read More

The 2014 Alpenglow Mountain Festival presented by Alpenglow Sports and Nature’s Bakery

January 31st, 2014 by
Jillian Raymond finds her happy place, backcountry skiing in Lake Tahoe.

Welcome to the first installment of a three part series meant to dial you in on this one-of-a-kind, two-week winter festival celebrating human-powered outdoor recreation in Lake Tahoe. Over the … Read More

State of the Tahoe Backcountry 2014: VI | Sponsored by Alpenglow Sports

January 28th, 2014 by
If this shot doesn't get you fired up, hopefully the latest forecast will. Rider: Julien Hanna

On the heels of a much needed journey to find a snowier state of winter, the return home to Tahoe brought two important things to light. The first is that … Read More