Nuts and Bolts - Ski Mag

Nuts and Bolts

Exploration step one: Equip yourself with reliable equipment. A beacon, probe, and shovel are essential, while the rest of this gear will make life much easier—and safer. Step two (here’s the important part): Educate yourself. Ski with partners you trust, and make levelheaded decisions. The backcountry requires some prep work.


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How To: Ski Tuning 101

A step-by-step guide to the basics of ski tuning.


Christina Lusti Joins the Black Crows Flock

Beacon, shovel, probe, lip chap, and now a shiny pair of Black Crows.

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Gear We Trust: Snowbird Ski Test

11 pieces of ski tester-approved equipment.

Though the weather was tricky and the wind-affected snow created some avalanche hazard, the skilled guides at Powder Addiction Snowcats showed us plenty of deep Front Range powder.Photo: Kevin Luby

How to Test Outerwear

Step 1: Have friends like Flylow Gear and Powder Addiction. Step 2: Get lucky.


Cascade Designs Recalls Avalanche Probe

The company will replace or refund all probes sold between September 2014 and January 2016.