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Backcountry Skiing


Fresh untracked snow, killer views, natural terrain and zero queues. Yup, the appeal of skiing beyond the ropes is pretty obvious. What's not so obvious is the fact that you don't have to be a hardcore skier to give it a go. Find out more with this month's reads.

Pushing the Boundaries: backcountry skiing in Australia
Adventure & Sports Advice

Pushing the Boundaries: backcountry skiing in Australia

Venture beyond the ropes with these local backcountry skiing adventures...

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Transitioning to Skiing Off Piste (and coming back in one piece)
Adventure & Sports Advice

Transitioning to Skiing Off Piste (and coming back in one piece)

Thinking of heading into the backcountry for the first time this season? Make sure you read this first...

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Ski Buying Guide and Size Chart – How to Choose a Pair of Skis
Adventure & Sports Advice

Ski Buying Guide and Size Chart – How to Choose a Pair of Skis

With so many variations, how do you choose a pair of skis? You read our ultimate online buyer's guide first, that's how...

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Get your gear

Backcountry skiers explore with lightweight touring equipment, safety gear and enough layers to cope with everything the mountain can throw at 'em.



Rest up

If you plan on waking up muscles and draining energy reserves you didn't even know you had, you'll want to lock in somewhere comfy to sleep.