Get Out More Tour: Winter Edition

Meet the Skiing and Backpacker Magazine Brand Ambassadors.
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Meet the Skiing and Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Winter Tour Brand Ambassadors, who not only talk the talk, but walk the walk.

Get Out More Winter Edition is a one-of-a-kind mobile education series that brings Skiing and Backpacker Magazines' 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. Skiing and Backpacker Magazines' 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—whether that means backcountry skiing, simply walking in the woods, or anything in between.

Robin McElroy
Robin McElroy (left) has a lifetime of involvement in competitive skiing, including racing and internationally competitive big-mountain freeskiing. She is an experienced professional guide with numerous backcountry descents in the Lake Tahoe Basin, the Eastern Sierras, Argentina's Tierra del Fuego, the Chilean Andes, the Italian Alps, the Antarctic Peninsula, and the Chugach Range in Alaska. Robin has been a ski patroller at Squaw Valley since 2006, a backcountry ski-touring guide for Ice Axe Expeditions' Antarctic Ski Cruise, a snowcat skiing guide for Pacific Crest Snowcats, a heli skiing guide for Tordrillo Mountain Lodge.

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Sarah Scott
Sarah Scott (right) is a ski coach and member of the Squaw Valley Big Mountain Team. She loves teaching kids how to ski, as well as skiing and spending time in the mountains. She was a ski coach at Keely’s Ski Camp for girls in Alta, Utah, where she worked to empower young girls to take calculated risks and push themselves in a comforting environment. Sarah was also a member of the Snowbird Ski Team in Snowbird, Utah. She holds certifications in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Level 1, and USSA Level 200 Coaching.

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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.

Avalanche Airbag Pack, ABS | Winter Lab | Backcountry Ski Gear, Safety

Winter Lab: Avalanche Airbag - ABS

Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the ABS Vario Base Unit avalanche airbag system, which is designed to zip into other ABS-compatible packs. The system uses nitrogen and a charged handle to inflate the airbag.