Revised from content written by Jen Fahy, a returning participant of the annual Backcountry Babe’s Canada Ski Hut Trip – March 2014. I returned to Boston on Monday night after a Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Helicopters kind of adventure to the Esplanade Range of the Selkirk Mountains. It was the return from my week-long backcountry […]

Well…it started with G3 (Genuine Guide Gear). When I moved to Alaska 12 years ago  it seemed like the time to upgrade the backcountry gear. Coming from Colorado, the skinny skis weren’t cutting it in the deep, heavy maritime snowpack anymore. After a couple renditions of another brand that de-laminated on me twice I went […]

An excerpt published in Explore Summit, December 2013:   Free Your Heel and the Mind Will Follow: uncovering the enigma of telemark skiing by Aaron H. Bible Glissading down a buttery, powdery slope, grinning ear to ear, dancing their way down the hill and gracefully dropping a knee through the bottom of each turn, telemark […]

by Kirstin Nelson ~CO Programs Manager Spring time is one of my favorite times to ski. Especially in Colorado, where I have spent all season looking at fat lines, beautifully white and long, narrow chutes, and open faces blanketed with fresh white powder that all have considerable to high avalanche danger for most of the […]

    by Kirstin Nelson ~CO Programs Manager        Spring time is one of my favorite times to ski.  Especially in Colorado, where I have spent all season looking at fat lines, beautifully white and long, narrow chutes, and open faces blanketed with fresh white powder that all have considerable to high avalanche danger for most […]

It is a beautiful spring day in Alaska. What all of us wait around for after the long dark cold winters. The spring days are lengthy with the sun coming up at 6:30 am and not setting again till 10:00 pm. We had a late winter storm that left us with amazing snow-covered mountains everywhere. […]

The Health Benefits of the Great Outdoors All too often in this day and age we spend our time cooped up indoors. Gone are the days when getting some fresh air are regular and routine parts of our day. Our time is taken up with work and family life and it is becoming more and […]

by Kirstin Nelson ~CO Programs Manager The first time I ever heard about ISSW (the International Snow Science Workshop), was a few years ago during one of our ski patrol orientations. It was the last day which is always focused around snow safety and our avalanche program. We usually talk about last season’s stats, and […]

As always, Backcountry Babes has G3 skis available for their women’s ski clinics. Most of the skis stayed in Colorado this winter for the many telemark and steeps clinics going on all winter. But one pair of G3 Zests mounted with an AT Ruby binding and some Alpinist Elle skins managed to make their way […]