Everything You Need to Wrap Up a Day of Backcountry Skiing

Backcountry skiing and snowboarding are decidedly technical, but your kit to finish a great day on the hill should be all about fun.

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This year, you may not be able to head out on your yearly ski trip — or even take some turns at your local resort in some cases. But that doesn’t mean you have to give up on skiing and snowboarding altogether. You can recreate your favorite outdoor ritual closer to home. This year, get out and earn your turns by going backcountry touring. It's a great way to stay active, explore areas close to home that you may not have otherwise and even learn a new skill. But before you do, check your local conditions, take an avalanche course and make sure you have the right safety gear — beyond that, make the experience fun and enjoyable!

That's where YETI comes in. While backcountry skiing and snowboarding have a tendency to be overly technical (and for good reason when you're actually out there on the slopes), the pre-ski and post-ski should be all about celebrating your favorite outdoor ritual. Take for example YETI's 12oz Rambler w/ HotShot Lid. It's ideal for storing coffee for your trip to the trailhead, but we won't judge if you stash one away with a hot toddy for after too. Read more about what makes it special below.

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The Crown Jewel: By far the most important feature to talk about on this version of YETI's 12oz Rambler is the HotShot cap. YETI designed it so that you can sip your beverage from a full 360 degrees — no more of that awkward one-handed shuffle to find the spout. Add to that the fact it's 100 percent leakproof and you're sure to use it for more than just trips to the trail.

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Piping Hot For Hours: Four to five hours to be exact. We wouldn't be surprised if you found that the double-wall vacuum insulation did too good of a job keeping your beverage hot. Take a few sips, head out on the trail, come back a few hours later and your coffee s still rocking that fresh-brewed steam. Few things are as comforting as that.

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Slim and Sleek: Thanks to the Rambler 12oz's streamlined design, it figs snuggly in your standard cup holder. No need for clunky adapters or perching it gingerly on your center console. Coincidentally, that same shape also makes it comfortable and easy to grip should the road start to get a bit bumpy.

Price: $30

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But what good is a stellar insulated bottle without the ultimate chair to sit in while you drink from it? Or the most perfect lunch box ever designed to keep your lunch in? And what about a waterproof duffle bag to keep a clean change of close nice and fresh? Or rugged storage box to keep all of your ski and safety gear organized and neat in the back of your ride? For the ultimate kit to make the most of your day on the slopes, YETI makes just about everything you need for pre- and post- — all that's missing a great set of friends and ten inches of fresh powder.

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