The state of old cowboy towns, wide open spaces and diverse mountain ranges, Wyoming has an alluring charm. Whether you’re looking for some of the most challenging in-bounds terrain in North America or more affordable mom-and-pop ski areas, you can likely find it in good old Wyo.
Backcountry skiing, also called off-piste, alpine touring, or out-of-area, is skiing in the backcountry on unmarked or unpatrolled areas either inside or outside a ski resort's boundaries. This contrasts with alpine skiing which is typically done on groomed trails benefiting from a ski patrol.
Whether you’re looking for an avalanche safety course or a guided hut trip, these clinics and trips are some of the best in North America. Though the backcountry skiing (and riding) community has traditionally been dominated by males, more women are getting more involved in exploring the mountains outside of traditional resorts. We set out […]