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About SkiingtheBackcountry.comThe concept of Skiing the Backcountry.com is to
create an online resource and community that is user friendly,
organized and will be archived for years to come! Our goal is to
provide a web portal that delivers useful information and builds community. We
want to make backcountry skiing more accessible to everyone, by
providing relevant and appropriate information to skiers at all levels.
Who the Heck Are We?Skiing the Backcountry.com is all about YOU. It's not a blog promoting one person's athletic feats. It's not a forum full of mindless chatter. It's a platform for community that allows YOU to share information, learn from others, make connections & keep the stoke going even while you're sitting at a computer.
Whether you are into bagging first descents off the gnarliest of all peaks or sledding down your local town hill, we are all united by our common goal of having fun in the snow and not taking ourselves too seriously.
Any success this site may have we will give a portion back to serving the community through donating to non-profits such as avalanche centers, search and rescue, animal shelters, community-building programs, etc. In the past we have supported Big City Mountaineers, Search and Rescue, Allison Gannett's Save our Snow, Kina Pickett's Greenscool, and more.
This year, our focus is on encouraging donations of warm gear to local homeless shelters. We also will be raising money for one of our writers who was injured in a mountain biking accident.
Website OverviewThe main difference between Skiing the Backcountry and other backcountry skiing websites is that all of the content on our site is integrated. The Vert Tracker is linked to the Ski Guide, the Ski Guide is linked to relevant articles, the Articles are linked to the relevant gear reviews. All of the community features work together seamlessly. On the site you'll find:
*Unique, high quality, multi media articles updated on a regular basis
-Trip Report/Ski Journal (linked to Vert Tracker)
-Upload Photo (or, you can upload photos to the Vert Tracker)
-Upload Video (linked to Vert Tracker)
-Event Calendar (searchable, sortable by date, location, category, etc)
-User generated "where to ski" guide with descriptions of mountain ranges, mountains & routes.
Weather center for each mountain with links to snow reports, avalanche forecasts, weather & webcams (similar to Mountain Project for climbing...)
-route finder for the ski guide
-Things You Gotta See links
-Jibba Jabba chat
-Comments on articles, ski guide, gear reviews, vert tracker, etc