Category: Ski Touring

When the mercury dips each fall, most of us are faced with a dilemma: light out for warmer climes or strap on some skis and keep the season going. If you’re keeping it local and looking to charge up—and down—some hills when the white stuff starts falling, applying ultralight methodologies to your gear lists for ski touring or backcountry skiing is key.

That’s because the backcountry is booming. With more and more people ditching resorts, you’re going to need to go further, faster to find fresh stashes of snow. Don’t despair, there are face shots aplenty out there still. You just have to know where to look and how to get here—safely and strong enough to make the most of the turns you’ve earned. Learn how, here with help from our crew of contributors feature Hyperlite Mountain Gear ambassadors and pro ski guides from around the country and abroad.

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Winter’s Last Gasp: Glory and Defeat in Alaska

As we bid another busy week adieu here at Hyperlite Mountain Gear HQ, we thought we’d pass along another absolute banger from The Provo Bros. Why, you ask? Well, aside from the fact that this particular video set off an eye-bulging, forehead-slapping, jaw-dropping jealousy chain reaction around the office (seriously, there were echoes)—sometimes it’s just […]

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Four Reasons Your Old Ski Touring Gear List Just Isn’t Cutting It This Season

Sometimes it’s the things that go unsaid that are the most telling. For instance, when people say that they’re into the outdoors, they’re also most likely not big fans of crowds. Sure, we might maintain that we’re just looking for a little peace and quiet, maybe some solitude, some unspoiled vistas, or fresh tracks— but […]

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Utah Powder Packing With the Provo Bros

Neil and Ian Provo have a good thing going. Just two years apart, they seem to have somehow managed to achieve the kind of sibling synergy more common in twins. One zigs, the other zags. Ian skis; Neil snowboards. Neil shoots video; Ian shoots stills. Since moving to Utah in the early 2000s, they’ve put […]

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Tom Turiano’s New Teton Pass Backcountry Skiing Guide Book

Ambassador Tom Turiano’s Wrote the Book on Teton Pass Backcountry Skiing. Hyperlite Mountain Gear Ambassador and professional skier Thomas Turiano has been writing skiing guide books for 21 years, but his most recent is the first ever “guidebook for backcountry skiing on world-famous Teton Pass,” he says. Teton Pass Backcountry Guide boasts 130+ pages of maps, […]

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Shifting Ice + Changing Tides: Kt Miller Fights Climate Change Thru Film

Ambassador Kt Miller discusses her ski/climate change documentary, available for your viewing pleasure. For two years Kt Miller was a helicopter skiing guide helping clients use the fuel-hungry machines to reach the top of mountains. After learning more about climate change and seeing the effect it had on the mountains around her, she quickly lost […]

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Beau Fredlund Backcountry Ski Photos, Cooke City, Mont.

HMG Ambassador Beau Fredlund shares some spectacular photos from his recent travels on skis with his HMG 4400 Porter Pack.

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How to Prepare a Lightweight Backcounty Ski Repair Kit

Photos & Text by Ambassador Luc Mehl Hyperlite Mountain Gear ambassador Luc Mehl is an Alaskan native who is no stranger to the snow and skiing. His infatuation with the backcountry started at a young age as he grew up in a remote Alaskan town surrounded by raw wilderness. Years later he was on track for […]

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Live With Less; Experience More

Simplifying can be Scary, but the Rewards are Great, from our Stripped Down series. Photos and text by KT Miller It all started after I spent a week skiing with Beau Fredlund outside Cooke City. More literally I followed him around, unsuccessfully trying to keep up. I didn’t know it back then, but that was […]

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2013 Alaska Mountain Wilderness Ski Classic

HMG has been the go-to source of packs for many of the elite athletes who participate each year in the grueling Alaska Mountain Wilderness Ski Classic. 2013 was no different!

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