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The ski season is only half-way over and there’s no better time to get into backcountry skiing than now. March and April are two of my favorite months for backcountry skiing!⁣⁣⁣⁣Getting gear for backcountry skiing may seem like a big, upfront investment, but once you realize you don’t have to pay for lift tickets or wait in lift lines, the investment begins to pay off. One of the mistakes I made early on in my career was not investing in lightweight gear. If you’re going to be a committed uphill and/or backcountry skier, go with lighter equipment and adjust your skiing style and speeds accordingly (you can still charge on lightweight gear, trust me). It’s a beautiful lifelong sport.⁣⁣⁣⁣Make sure you educate yourself on the dangers of avalanche terrain. The three most essential pieces of gear are beacon, shovel, probe and the knowledge of how to use them. Don’t ever leave resort boundaries without them.⁣⁣⁣⁣I’ve teamed up with @backcountry to share some of my favorite pieces of gear with you. Check out the link below or in my profile to see a video with @badgal_brooklyn where we talk gear essentials for backcountry skiing.⁣⁣⁣⁣Head to my stories to find swipe up links to my favorites.⁣⁣⁣Use code CAROLINE15 for 15% off your first purchase (exclusions apply). This month, Backcountry will be donating up to $7k from purchases with my code to their partner, @nature_org to support their recovery efforts in Australia. ⁣⁣

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