Interview with Andrew McLean – Icon of North American ski mountaineering

Andrew - The millionaire - skiing in Iran.

Andrew McLean is one of the icons of North American ski mountaineering, however, I didn't know this until I met him couple of years ago at a ski … [Read more...]

Canadian champion wins in New Zealand

Current Canadian ski mountaineering champion, Reiner Thoni, won the Scarpa CraigieBurner skimo race in New Zealand over the past weekend. Reiner … [Read more...]

Initial skimo racing calendars for 2010 season

Cropped from Andrew Wheelhouse photo.

Calendars for the North American ski mountaineering racing scene are taking shape, even though, the sun is still shining high. Canadian racing … [Read more...]

Sign up for avalanche safety and backcountry travel course

This is a second article from the series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". As with anything new, we have two choices - … [Read more...]

The Revelstoke Steamer: do you have the legs?

Within backcountry skiing community, Revelstoke is well know for its location - being a base to endless adventure opportunities during the winter … [Read more...]

North Joffre Creek mini-traverse: Spring skiing and bush whacking

Peter fighting some serious flora to get us started.

This trip took place in Duffey Lake area in the southern part of Coast Mountains, Canada, during May 23-25, 2009. Duffey Lake backcountry skiing is a … [Read more...]

Recap of the Canadian ski mountaineering racing season 2009

Canadian ski mountaineering racing series is growing bit by bit every year. The 2009 skimo racing season promised five event calendar, which meant one … [Read more...]

How to get involved in backcountry skiing and alpine touring?

This is the first article from the series on "How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?". Visit the page to see an outline of all the … [Read more...]

How to start backcountry skiing and alpine touring?

"How to start backcountry skiing?" is not really a question that is asked a lot but it sums up the topic of the following article series very clearly. … [Read more...]

Welcome to

After some time of planning and developing this site was born out of enthusiasm for backcountry skiing and outdoors in general. The main goal … [Read more...]