The best skiing helmets are equal parts warm, breathable, and streamlined—but you shouldn’t have to break the bank to get one. Our backcountry skiing expert rounded up the best brain buckets for an easy $100. Money in the bank!
Ski season is winding down—which means it’s bargain time in the ski boot world. Whether you’re a resort skier who ventures out of bounds or a backcountry skier who ventures inbounds, you’ll find a pair of ski boots here that can go both ways.
You dont need pro-level skills to ski off-piste, but honing your kick-turn technique and avoiding rookie mistakes will ease your transition to backcountry terrain. Heres how to master the ups and downs when lifts and groomers are miles away. Plus: Prevent blisters, stay energized, and negotiate steeps.
On any wilderness trip, smart preparation is key. But its even more important when youre backcountry skiing, due to the technical gear, low temperatures, potential for severe weather, avalanche risk, and tricky routefinding. Heres how to start smartbefore you leave home.