Winter is here, and to share our excitement, we’ve teamed up with pro skier Michelle Parker for an epic giveaway! The winner will get a signed 11×17 print of Michelle schralping steeps in Tahoe, a $1,000 donation to POW, and some of Michelle’s favorite gear from Backcountry Ski Maps, HANAH, Black Crows Skis, Arcade Belts, and Darn Tough…
Backcountry Ski Maps owes the backcountry community a huge debt of thanks for standing up for small businesses in the outdoor space, protecting the rights of the public to the word “backcountry”, and generally fighting for a more ethical outdoor industry. A Week of Terror One week ago, the Colorado Sun published an article outing…
Trimmer Peak is the closest backcountry ski destination to South Lake Tahoe, but sees relatively few visitors. Combine this with incredible lake views, awesome skiing, and a relatively short approach, and you’ll feel like you’re in a dream when you ski the dual avalanche paths of The Elevens.
Rubicon Peak is one of the true gems of the West Shore of Lake Tahoe. Perfectly spaced glades allow for excellent backcountry skiing, while a north-facing aspect which holds cold snow, and stunning views of the lake from the summit further add to the allure. This is not one to miss out on on a pow day!
The Peter Grubb Hut (more commonly known as just the Grubb Hut) is one of four Sierra Club huts in the Tahoe backcountry. Located in Round Valley nearby Castle Peak, the Grubb Hut is the most popular and easiest-to-access of the Sierra Club huts – and once you’re there, the ski opportunities are phenomenal.
Mount Tallac is the crown jewel of Lake Tahoe backcountry skiing. No peak in the area can rival this lakeside giant for variety of terrain. Add in stunning views of the lake, reasonable access, and relatively long runs, and you can see why this peak sits atop the wishlist for nearly every backcountry skier in Tahoe.
Are you too much of a ski bum to pay to watch ski movies? Need some Youtube entertainment to get your fix after a night of apres? Tired of short clips and want to watch full-length films instead?
Fear not. We’ve found the best ski movies available for free in full-length on Youtube for your viewing pleasure.
Whether you’re ski touring in glaciated terrain, attempting serious ski mountaineering objectives, or just want a little bit of extra safety just in case, a rope can be an invaluable tool in your arsenal. There aren’t many ropes specifically geared towards ski mountaineering, but with rope technology constantly increasing, these lifelines are constantly becoming lighter…
The Best Books for Picking Up Ski Touring Skills. The Best Books for Avalanche Education and Safety. The Best Backcountry Ski Books for Pure Pleasure. The Best Books for the Aspiring Ski Mountaineer.
If you’re looking to read a book about ski touring, you’ll find it here.
Not too long ago you would’ve been hard pressed to find a well-produced ski documentary worth watching, but with the proliferation excellent skiers and filmers, the ski documentary genre has experienced some big growth in the last decade.
We’ve assembled this list of the top ski documentaries around so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the cream of the crop.