2014 Get Out More Tour

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Meet the Backpacker & Skiing Magazine Get Out More Winter Tour Brand Ambassadors, who not only talk the talk, but they actually walk the walk. Get Out More Winter Edition is a one-of-a-kind mobile education series that brings BACKPACKER and SKIING Magazine’s authoritative editorial advice to life. The Get Out More Winter Tour features in-depth retail workshops and presentations hosted by more than 50 specialty retailers and outdoor festivals nationwide. Backpacker & Skiing Magazine’s inaugural Winter Tour will travel across the country for five months educating consumers about the skills and equipment they need to safely and comfortably get out more all winter long.

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Robin McElroy has a lifetime of involvement in competitive skiing, including racing and internationally competitive big mountain freeskiing. Robin is an experienced professional guide in outdoor education and athletics. Robin has embraced on numerous backcountry descents in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Eastern Sierras, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, the Chilean Andes, the Italian Alps, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the Chugach Range in Alaska.Robin has been a Ski Patroller at Squaw Valley Ski Resort since 2006, a backcountry touring guide for Antarctic Ski Cruise, a snowcat skiing guide for Pacific Crest Snowcats, a heli skiing guide for Tordrillo Mountain Lodge and a backcountry touring guide for Antarctic Ski Cruise.

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Sarah Scott is a ski coach and member on the Squaw Valley Big Mountain Team, in Squaw Valley, CA. Sarah loves teaching kids how to ski, skiing and spending time in the mountains. Sarah was a ski coach at Keely’s Ski Camp for girls in Alta, Utah, where she empowered young girls to take calculated risks and pushed themselves in a comforting environment. Sarah was also a member of the Snowbird Ski Team in Snowbird, Utah. Sarah is CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Level 1 and USSA Level 200 Coaching Certified.


Designed by some of the world’s foremost adventurers for dialed backcountry layering, the Microtherm’s 800-fill goose down makes this mid-layer nice and warm but allows it to pack down small and fit easily in your pack. It will repel some precipitation, which is ideal for skinning during light snow flurries, and the jacket’s athletic cut fits well under an outer shell.  [$169: eddiebauer.com]

Gear for Getting Out There

Skiing’s December issue is all about adventure—what, when, why, and how to get out beyond the typical day trip. Here’s more adventure-certified gear to help get you way out there.

Snowbird, April

Powderchaser: Get to Utah. Now.

Alta is reporting 47 inches in the past 48 hours. Vail has received 18 inches in the past 24 hours. Winter is here for one final hoorah. Get out while you still can.