March 04, 2021
There is no better place to reap the benefits of this month’s snowfall than the Bolton backcountry. BC skis? Telemark skis? AT gear? Splitboards? Yep, they all work here. Even weeks after a storm there are still powder pockets to be found. I recently made it out to Bolton’s backcountry on a set of wide waxless Fischer Sbound 112’s skis with a Voile hardwire binding. Paired with a two-buckle plastic Scarpa T4 boot, there really is nowhere you can’t go. Climbing up to the Cliff Hanger trail I made several quick laps in the Holden’s Hollow area with no skins necessary. The low angle birch glades make for excellent terrain for those of us still learning how to drop a knee. Remember, traveling in the backcountry carries inherent risks and rewards. Always bring these ten essentials when traveling in the backcountry...
The Ten Essentials:
Stay safe out there and get skiing!