Backcountry

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 -UtahOutside.com)

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…

Backcountry Report: Beartrap Fork

Adam Symonds finds fresh powder on north and west-facing slopes in Beartrap and Willow Forks on February 22, 2015. (Photo: Jared Hargrave - UtahOutside.com)

Winter finally returned to the Wasatch! With 13 inches falling over three days in the upper Cottonwood Canyons, myself, along with Mason Diedrich and Adam Symonds, skinned up Beartrap Fork in Big Cottonwood Canyon in hopes of fresh lines with…