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Mountain Safety Education

With my extensive experience in mountain safety, I put together everything you must know before you go in the backcountry. Enjoy more and stress less. Yukon Backcountry is one of the best places to practice outdoor activities. From the hills around Whitehorse to the top of the highest mountain in Canada, mountains cover a big…

Backcountry skiing kids equipment

Backcountry ski equipment for kids Following my first article about backcountry skiing  with kids, I still receive a lot of questions about it, especially the equipment the girls are using. A good setting for kids does not only increase the fun…but also the safety. I’ve been backcountry skiing since the 80s and professionaly in 1992.…

Snowshoes and mountains safety

Why an article about snowshoeing here. Because mountain safety was and is always my priority and I like to share a bit of my experience if it can help. Lately, in the Yukon, the hiking community grew up very fast. Winter already here, a lot of hikers are eager to get out and enjoy the…

ZAG U-89 review

To tell you a bit about which skier I am, in the early 90s, when I first started out in ski touring, offers on the market were very limited. So to have skis with good skiability, like most of the backcountry skiers at that time, I opted for slalom skis (Dynastar race with 70 mm underfoot…

Very Early season skiing

Early season hazard Winter is just around the corner. The cold temperatures will keep you away from summer activities, and the white snow on the mountains is calling you for winter fun. So far, there is not really enough snow to ski correctly, but it is coming soon. Currently, the places that look most inviting…

Backcountry Skiing with Kids

Backcountry Skiing with Kids   If you are an avid backcountry skier, you naturally want to bring your kids. There is nothing better than sharing a passion with your loved ones. You are a good parent, so you are asking yourself, “Would a responsible parent take their kids skiing in the backcountry?” My answer is,…

May in March

I spent the week on Haines Pass , things changed dramaticaly since last week. When we arrived, we were welcomed by a heavy rain and crazy warm temperature, +5c at the Pass. We went for a quick tour to assess the conditions, of course it was horrible, it is not so often to see so…

Family Backcountry is fun

Yes, skitouring with kids is fun. And yes, you can bring your kids safely in the backcountry. Heidi and Kiona started at 6 and 7 years old. Skitouring equipment is getting lighter and better every year. So much easier for kids. If you wan to bring your kids in the wild mountains, equipment is the…