Backcountry Adventure: Carving through powder has risks and rewards

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It’s a call of the wild, a summons to venture into the unknown and test yourself against Mother Nature — or rather what she’ll let you get away with.

Backcountry exploration is increasing in popularity. It seems that the more ski resorts groom and perfect their slopes, the more people try to escape them. As a first-time explorer I didn’t want to test Mother Nature’s patience and so decided to get some training before heading across the boundary line. I live in Whistler and after seven years of exploring Whistler Blackcomb’s 8,171 acres of inbounds terrain I too wanted a taste of what so many refer to as the “freedom” of the backcountry. Read more in The Vancouver Sun…

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