The Best New Backcountry Ski & Snowboard Gear for 2013/2014

8th February 2013 | OnTheSnow Staff

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The BCA Tracker Avalanche Beacons have been go-to equipment for backcountry skiers and snowboarders for years as a result of their ease of use. Their new Tracker 3 Beacon comes in a sleek, smaller package without sacrificing its precise tracking and instant display.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The BCA Tracker Avalanche Beacons have been go-to equipment for backcountry skiers and snowboarders for years as a result of their ease of use. Their new Tracker 3 Beacon comes in a sleek, smaller package without sacrificing its precise tracking and instant display.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The BCA Tracker Avalanche Beacons have been go-to equipment for backcountry skiers and snowboarders for years as a result of their ease of use. Their new Tracker 3 Beacon comes in a sleek, smaller package without sacrificing its precise tracking and instant display.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Chris Davenport Eiger Shell Jacket from Spyder. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Chris Davenport Eiger Shell Jacket from Spyder.
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The Chris Davenport Eiger Shell Jacket from Spyder. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Backcountry Access Float Airbag remains unchanged except for new color schemes. BCA is now focusing on education and prevention for backcountry travelers. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Backcountry Access Float Airbag remains unchanged except for new color schemes. BCA is now focusing on education and prevention for backcountry travelers.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Backcountry Access Float Airbag remains unchanged except for new color schemes. BCA is now focusing on education and prevention for backcountry travelers. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Chris Davenport Exit Vest from Spyder features an insulated front and stretch fleece on the back. It is so light that you can barely feel it. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Chris Davenport Exit Vest from Spyder features an insulated front and stretch fleece on the back. It is so light that you can barely feel it.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Chris Davenport Exit Vest from Spyder features an insulated front and stretch fleece on the back. It is so light that you can barely feel it. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Khamski Pack from Arc’teryx is a waterproof pack that is perfect for touring out into the backcountry. It features a large outside pocket, aluminum frame and has a volume of 48L while still remaining super lightweight. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
As Backcountry Access moves from development to prevention and education, they’ve unveiled their BC Link Smart Mic walkies, that integrates easy communication into backcountry skiing. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

As Backcountry Access moves from development to prevention and education, they’ve unveiled their BC Link Smart Mic walkies, that integrates easy communication into backcountry skiing.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

As Backcountry Access moves from development to prevention and education, they’ve unveiled their BC Link Smart Mic walkies, that integrates easy communication into backcountry skiing. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The G3 Onyx Binding is an Alpine Touring Binding that allows a smooth transition from tour to ski mode without removing the boot from the binding, to reduce unwanted pre-release, G3 designed a binding with an impressive level of retention.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The G3 Onyx Binding is an Alpine Touring Binding that allows a smooth transition from tour to ski mode without removing the boot from the binding, to reduce unwanted pre-release, G3 designed a binding with an impressive level of retention.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The G3 Onyx Binding is an Alpine Touring Binding that allows a smooth transition from tour to ski mode without removing the boot from the binding, to reduce unwanted pre-release, G3 designed a binding with an impressive level of retention.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The G3 Onyx Binding is an Alpine Touring Binding that allows a smooth transition from tour to ski mode without removing the boot from the binding, to reduce unwanted pre-release, G3 designed a binding with an impressive level of retention.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The G3 Onyx Binding is an Alpine Touring Binding that allows a smooth transition from tour to ski mode without removing the boot from the binding, to reduce unwanted pre-release, G3 designed a binding with an impressive level of retention.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The G3 Onyx Binding is an Alpine Touring Binding that allows a smooth transition from tour to ski mode without removing the boot from the binding, to reduce unwanted pre-release, G3 designed a binding with an impressive level of retention.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
Scarpa’s Freedom SL is a true one-quiver ski boot that is high performing when touring and skiing the resort. It weighs in at a miniscule 3 lbs 13 oz for each boot, and had a molded carbon fiber frame in the upper boot for increased stability and the cuff has an amazing 27-degree rotation when in walk-mode for those long tours.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

Scarpa’s Freedom SL is a true one-quiver ski boot that is high performing when touring and skiing the resort. It weighs in at a miniscule 3 lbs 13 oz for each boot, and had a molded carbon fiber frame in the upper boot for increased stability and the cuff has an amazing 27-degree rotation when in walk-mode for those long tours.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

Scarpa’s Freedom SL is a true one-quiver ski boot that is high performing when touring and skiing the resort. It weighs in at a miniscule 3 lbs 13 oz for each boot, and had a molded carbon fiber frame in the upper boot for increased stability and the cuff has an amazing 27-degree rotation when in walk-mode for those long tours.  - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The Scarpa Freedom SL will come with tech-compatible Vibram soles. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The Scarpa Freedom SL will come with tech-compatible Vibram soles.
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The Scarpa Freedom SL will come with tech-compatible Vibram soles. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography
The G3 Splitboard is for those snowboarders looking to travel into the backcountry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography

The G3 Splitboard is for those snowboarders looking to travel into the backcountry.
Copyright: Ashleigh Miller Photography

The G3 Splitboard is for those snowboarders looking to travel into the backcountry. - ©Ashleigh Miller Photography