VIDEOS: Winter Test Fest

Video footage & backcountry skills tips from Backpacker's winter ski testing in Norway & Colorado.

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VIDEO: Packing for a Backcountry Ski Day

Kristin Hostetter shows you the essential gear, and how to pack it, for a day of backcountry skiing.


VIDEO: Gear Test: Exped Alpine Trekking Poles

Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter reviews the Exped Alpine…from the base of the Eiger.


VIDEO: Choosing the Right Puffy Jacket with Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter


VIDEO: The Benefits of Venting

Don’t waste time peeling layers–work with what you have!


Backcountry Ski Setups


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