20 Photos to Get You Stoked for Backcountry Skiing and Snowboarding

Winter is here. If you're not already stoked, it's about time!

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No more "winter is coming." It's finally here. That white fluffy stuff you've been waiting for all fall is coming down by the feet and we could not be more excited! The resorts are opening up and if that's your thing, do it to it. But if you're feeing a little more adventurous this season, try taking your talents to the backcountry. Powder stashes, no lift lines, and the satisfaction of knowing you earned every turn on the way down are just a few of the things that keep people coming back to the backcountry year after year. Still need convincing? Just take a look at these folks...are they having the time of their life or what?!  

Of course, be sure to keep in mind the dangers of the backcountry and always Know Before You Go.


Photo: Sam Watson


Photo: Sam Watson


Photo: Nick Lake


Photo: Mike Yoshida


Photo: Ross Perkins


Photo: Ross Perkins


Photo: Ross Perkins


Photo: Ross Perkins


Photo: Abe Blair


Photo: Abe Blair


Photo: Abe Blair


Photo: Eric Harris


Photo: Andy Earl


Photo: Andy Earl


Photo: Matt Ford


Photo: Matt Ford


Photo: Elliott Kramer


Photo: Erik Hoffman


Photo: Stephen Matera


Photo: Angela Brown


Cover photo: Sam Watson

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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