When lift lines grow endless and spring snowpack stabilizes, the backcountry starts calling. From touring basics to must-have accessories, here's the best gear for a long, sunny day in the mountains.
Before heading into the backcountry, it's your responsibility to get educated on avalanche awareness and routinely update yourself on avalanche alerts in your area. If you're local to Utah, referring to resources like Ogden Avalanche and the Utah Avalanche Center are crucial in keeping you and your touring crew safe.
For skiers on either coast and all points in between, this might be the ideal ski. For skiers who enjoy making a variety of turn shapes and sizes in an even-larger variety of terrain and snow conditions, so much the better. And for skiers who just want to work a bit less while tearing up the hill, ditto that, too.