Dakine Pro II Snowboard Backpack review

The rescue gear compartment on the Dakine Pro II pack has room for all of your backcountry essentials, and a great organization system (photo: Ryan Malavolta

The lifts at most Utah resorts have stopped turning, but that doesn’t mean snowboarding is over for the season. If you are planning on doing any backcountry touring, there are several pieces of essential gear that you will need. Certainly,…

Backcountry skiing Suicide Chute

Suicide hike

Suicide Chute, aka “Country Lane,” is one of the most classic, roadside couloirs in all of Utah. This perfectly straight, rock-walled hallway splits the western edge of Mount Superior in two. It’s easily visible from Alta, which makes it a…

Alta speaks out about Mountain Accord

Looking down Grizzly Gulch toward Mount Superior from Twin Lakes Pass. (Photo: Jared Hargrave -

As the blueprint for the Mountain Accord is making its way through public comment, meetings, and presentations, many skiers have expressed concern about proposed federal land trades with ski resorts. Resorts want more land from the U.S. Forest Service for…