Josh Dirksen, Gerry Lopez and Alex Yoder go riding with snow surf guru and board shaper Taro Tamai in Niseko, Japan’s seemingly endless supply of fresh powder. Photo: COLIN WISEMAN

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Hot springs, Hi-Chews and a Hi-Ace van: Pep Fujas, Eliel Hindert and Carston Oliver take a classic road trip with guide and local Makoto Takeishi to discover the meaning of “deep” in the Shirakawa backcountry of Hokkaido, Japan. Photo: GARRETT GROVE

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Ryland Bell, Forrest Shearer, Mitch Toelderer and Bibi Pekarek leave no couloir unturned while searching for the best conditions winter has to offer in the Dolomites. Photo: JEFF HAWE

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How many rides up the Aiguille du Midi cable car does it take to get to the bottom of one of Chamonix’s sublime and steep lines? See the full Chamonix experience, including the agony of retreat, with Dave Rosenbarger and Kye Petersen. Photo: CHRISTIAN PONDELLA

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Ryland Bell and friends had a simple plan: leave from the harbor in Haines, boat across, bushwhack, bivy then ride the sexy spines on Rainbow Peak. When you’ve got a window of good conditions, sometimes one good line leads to another and an overnight trip stretches into five days. With AK as your backyard, things are bound to happen. Photo: JEFF CURLEY

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Kye Petersen, Eliel Hindert, Pep Fujas and Garrett Grove fight off the cabin fever of never-ending grey days with an equally endless supply of crazy-contoured pillow lines and other powder curiosities in the Whistler, B.C., backcountry. Photo: GARRETT GROVE

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Skiing in the nearly constant daylight above the Arctic Circle makes some watches useless. Searching for first descents by boat makes other watches mandatory—like anchor watch and bear watch. Dave Rosenbarger and photographer Adam Clark take in the landscape slowly while exploring the foods and the untapped fjords of Svalbard, Norway. Photo: ADAM CLARK

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The backyard often goes unexplored, losing out to the allure of faraway places. With the Tram as their faithful steed, Alex Yoder and Forrest Shearer explored familiar zones with fresh eyes for features to get them into the sky closer to home. Photo: DANNY ZAPALAC

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Josh Dirksen, Forrest Shearer and Colin Wiseman ride fat bikes to the Three Sisters Wilderness boundary then stash them for splitboards and skins. This 5-day backyard shredding-trip shows that snow, weather, friends and luck are all you need for fun. Photo: COLIN WISEMAN

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A lift-served Chamonix puckerfest. Bottomless Shirakawa mega-pow. Skinning close to home in the Three Sisters Wilderness and other backyard secrets too secret to even name… Whether you're a dedicated local or a hardcore traveler, Find Away is a celebration of what pries us out of the back of the truck in the morning, what coaxes us out of the hut, what keeps us sharp in the off-season and always hungry for just one more… Photo: TYLER ROEMER

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