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Backcountry Articles


Whether you are about to embark on your first backcountry adventure or if you are a backcountry veteran, we have an in-depth article to help you get prepared for your next excursion. Learn more about avalanche safety, read first hand accounts from backcountry novices and experts, and much more! Safety is of the utmost importance so be sure to know before you go and have the training and preparedness you need. Browse our in-depth backcountry articles below to help you get to your backcountry destination safely and comfortably.

Backcountry High Lonesome Hut
Imagine yourself in the Swiss Alps, and you’re getting ready to head out for a backcountry ski tour. Now, this isn’t your typical day-long Grand County ski tour, but instead, you’ll be out in the backcountry for a full
Avalanche Awareness
You’ve taken an avalanche awareness course with Friends of Berthoud Pass or CAIC, and you are looking for the next step in your backcountry educational journey. Enter the American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education or AIARE for short
Colorado Backcountry
When you are planning a trip into the backcountry, always check the avalanche forecast before you head out. What is the avalanche forecast, you ask? Well, in the state of Colorado, we are home to the Colorado Avalanche Information
The Ultimate Guide to the Perfect Backcountry Setup Picking out the perfect backcountry setup is like trying to decide which beer to order at a bar with over 100 varieties on tap. (Who comes up with that kind of