FREESKIER Magazine Announces The Release of its Premiere Backcountry Edition

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FREESKIER Magazine Announces The Release of its Premiere Backcountry Edition

June 14, BOULDER, CO – FREESKIER magazine is proud to announce the upcoming release of a new, annual edition showcasing the world of backcountry and sidecountry skiing. FREESKIER: The Backcountry Edition will be released in November 2011.

Backcountry and sidecountry skiing have surged in popularity over the past several years, and much of that growth has been fueled by the increased participation from freeskiers ages 18-34. No magazine reaches this audience better than FREESKIER magazine.

“Our readers have been asking for more big-mountain and backcountry coverage, and this new edition answers their call,” says FREESKIER Editor Matt Harvey. “We’re excited to produce quality backcountry content in a voice that speaks to the 20-something skier.”

For this new edition, FREESKIER will tap into the industry’s deep pool of respected backcountry writers and photographers. Atop the list will be Tess Weaver, who will serve as project editor for the backcountry edition. Tess is a seasoned backcountry skier, having spent the last decade ski touring in the Northwest, Jackson, Chamonix, the Sierrra Nevada and, most recently, Colorado. She’s also a highly regarded writer and editor, having served as associate editor at Powder, and as a leading industry freelancer based in Aspen.

“I’m thrilled to put together an issue dedicated to the side of skiing I’m so passionate about,” says Weaver. “There is more information, imagery and inspiration coming from the backcountry than ever before and I’m excited to share it in a way only FREESKIER can.”

More than 75% of FREESKIER readers say they like to ski in the backcountry, and even more are aspiring to leave the gates for the first time. Content in the Backcountry Edition will range from service-oriented stories – classic line recos for aspiring ski mountaineers, the best new gear, snow safety/terrain management; to the athlete driven – Chris Davenport on Everest and Seth Morrison in Chamonix; to the Jackson Hole sidecountry and the sled scene in BC.