Category Archives: backcountry skiing

backcountry film festival

The Winter Wildlands Alliance created the Backcountry Film Festival in 2005 to help grassroots and professional filmmakers to show audiences their love of the winter outdoors. Since then, the annual festival has become something of an institution amongst many outdoor … Continue reading

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winter gear options

I have been finding it hard to get much up on this site of late, with work, other projects and winter getting in the way. Hopefully this will start to change in coming months. In the meantime, I thought the … Continue reading

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‘Protect Our Winters’ arives in Australia

Protect Our Winters (POW), the global environmental foundation founded in 2007 by legendary pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones, is broadening their reach this winter by opening a local chapter in Australia. Protect Our Winters (POW) is a US-based non-profit organisation dedicated … Continue reading

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Bluehouse skis

Bluehouse is a small-production independent company making a range of skis for both resort and backcountry, based in Oregon. From the company: “our skis are made from bamboo cores, our business is almost all paperless, and our packaging materials are … Continue reading

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Telemark boot – the Scarpa Tornado Eco

Another greener telemark boot, also from Scarpa. (Check here for a review of the Scarpa T2 Eco boot). From the company: “The freeride boot for those who work/play/live in their boots is now made from Pebax Rnew”, a renewable plastic … Continue reading

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‘green’ Telemark ski boots

Scarpa have released one of their traditional telemark ski boots (the T2) with a strong environmental ethos. From the company: “The Eco is part of the new Planet Friendly range (for both men and women).  It’s a no compromise alpine … Continue reading

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