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Beginning as a gear manufacturer for backcountry guides, producing high-quality skis, snowboards and avalanche safety accessories, G3 Genuine Gear Gear has earned itself a well-deserved place amongst the best equipment providers in the industry. Today, the Vancouver-based brand extends its expansive understanding of gear to backcountry enthusiasts worldwide by offering a catalog of online instructional videos under the title of G3 University. Explaining everything from ski shapes to hut trip life hacks, G3 employs engineers, athletes, professional guide partners and testers in order to create the highest-level backcountry-specific educational possible.
The backcountry lifestyle is traditionally passed along from one user to another but G3U is an open platform where any and all backcountry travelers can gain knowledge, better their skills and enhance their backcountry experience from outside their circle of touring partners. Nothing in G3U is meant to replace proper backcountry training and education in the field with professional instructors. Rather, G3U is meant to wet your appetite and get you excited about your next level of training.
G3 athlete Lynsey Dyer knows a thing or two about the backcountry. The big-mountain skier grew up navigating the mountains around Sun Valley, Idaho, before moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to discover what the Teton Range had to offer. Calling Jackson home for a number of years, Dyer has spent the majority of her time accessing backcountry terrain by foot, skinning, hiking and boot packing into some of the gnarliest lines the Tetons have to offer. With this credibility, G3 University approached Dyer to share some of her most valuable backcountry tips. Keep scrolling to what Dyer packs on a given day in the backcountry, how to stay warm when the temps drop and how to do the “Teton Shuffle” while ascending the skin track.
The Teton Shuffle
The Airplane Turn
What’s in my pack?
How to stomp a four-point landing