A chill is in the air and there is a familiar stir settling into valleys far and near. It's the sound of skiers taking stock of this seasons gear – and performing the occasional snow ritual.
Now we can't predict if it's going to be another record setting winter, but we can say that the editors at Backcountry Magazine have their readers covered in this month's 'Tried and New' section featuring the new Crucial Black.
Now where did we put those straight skis? This fire is getting low….